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Gas leak causes evacuation in northwest Raleigh

Posted August 12, 2008 1:18 p.m. EDT
Updated August 12, 2008 1:53 p.m. EDT


— Homes were evacuated on Tuesday in northwest Raleigh because of a gas leak, officials said.

PSNC Energy crews responded to a damaged service line at 4517 Fernham Place in Raleigh around 1 p.m., according to PSNC spokeswoman Angie Townsend.

A contractor crew was working on the street, which had a PSNC steel service pipe line, Townsend said.

The gas line was shut off at about 1:30 p.m. and the pipe was being fixed, Townsend said.

Residents were expected to be able to return to their homes by 2 p.m.