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Wake Forest Road Reopens After Gas Leak

Posted April 16, 2008

— All lanes of Wake Forest Road were reopened by 5 p.m. Wednesday, about six hours after police closed the street  to repair a ruptured gas main.

The gas line was damaged shortly before 11 a.m. during construction in the area, police said. The leak was capped at about 12:45 p.m., but cleanup continued into the afternoon. Northbound lanes reopened shortly after 3 p.m., and southbound lanes opened less than two hours later after a section of the road was repaved.

Police shut down Wake Forest Road between Six Forks Road and the Interstate 440 Beltline. Southbound traffic was diverted onto the Beltline to Six Forks Road, and northbound traffic was diverted onto Six Forks Road.

The exit ramp from the Inner Beltline was closed, while drivers exiting from the Outer Beltline were required to head north on Wake Forest Road.


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  • Bob Sidel Apr 16, 2008

    the picture of the traffic backup reminds me of the ice storm a few years back when they didnt pretreat the roads.

  • Bruce Wayne Apr 16, 2008

    Has anyone ever told you that you look just like Al Pacino in "Scent of A Woman"? Hoo Wahh! Hoo Wahh!

  • Scubagirl Apr 16, 2008

    gee, hate I missed that

  • baconricky Apr 16, 2008

    Truely a crime against humanity :D

  • boleap Apr 16, 2008



  • fl2nc2ca2md2nc Apr 16, 2008

    Great, no Bali Hai for me today... :-(