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Gas leak prompts evacuations in Durham

Posted November 2, 2012 1:32 p.m. EDT

— Firefighters had to evacuate a residential area near Guess Road and Peppertree Street in Durham after a report of a gas leak late Friday morning.

Angie Townsend, a spokeswoman for PSNC Energy, said contractors working in the area accidentally damaged a large gas line and that crews shut off the gas valve at 12:50 p.m.

About 49 customers were without service at the height of the outage, Townsend said.