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Crash, Gas Leak Prompt Late-Night Evacuation Near NCCU

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DURHAM, N.C. — A car crash forced authorities to evacuate part of a Durham neighborhood near North Carolina Central University Sunday night.

The crash happened around 11 p.m. near the intersection of Alston Avenue and Lawson Street. Police say a car lost control and hit a house, rupturing a gas line.

Authorities evacuated the surrounding block and closed off Alston between Lawson and Cecil streets.

One dorm, Chidley Hall, was also evacuated, but students were allowed back a short while later.

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