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House Demolition Causes Gas Line Break

Posted November 27, 2007 12:02 p.m. EST

— Construction crews razing a house struck a gas main Tuesday morning, prompting the evacuation of several nearby houses, authorities said.

Crews were tearing down the house at 109 Maple St. when they hit a 0.75-inch gas line operated by PSNC Energy, utility spokeswoman Angie Townsend said. The line was cut at about 10:50 a.m. and was capped within a half hour, she said.

Several homes on the 100 block of Maple Street were evacuated, and Raleigh police were directing traffic through the area.