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Gas leak closes part of West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill

Posted September 6, 2013 3:30 p.m. EDT
Updated September 6, 2013 3:54 p.m. EDT

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— Parts of West Franklin and West Rosemary streets in Chapel Hill were closed briefly Friday afternoon because of a gas leak at a construction site.

Authorities did not say what caused the gas leak, which happened on West Rosemary Street shortly after 2 p.m. The roads reopened shortly before 4 p.m.

West Franklin Street was closed between Mallette and South Robertson streets. West Rosemary Street was closed between Church Street and Mitchell Lane. Some area businesses were also evacuated as a precaution.