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Gas leak closes Raleigh road twice

Posted November 12, 2012 10:28 p.m. EST

— A gas leak forced Raleigh police to close Sandy Forks Road twice on Monday, according to PSNC Energy. 

The leak was discovered Monday afternoon in a three-quarter-inch service pipe deep in the ground, said PSNC Energy spokeswoman Angie Townsend. One house in the area lost gas service, but no other homes were affected.

Police shut down Sandy Forks Road between Spring Forest Road and the entrance to the The Lakes Apartments for more than an hour while crews tried to determine the source of the leak. Around 6 p.m., the road was reopened while PSNC Energy rounded up additional crews and extra equipment to fix the leak. 

At 9 p.m., crews returned to cap the gas line, Townsend said. Sandy Forks Road is expected to reopen around 11:30 p.m.

The cause of the leak has not been determined.