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Cary Residents Return Home Following Gas Line Rupture

Posted October 16, 2004 3:54 a.m. EDT

— A gas leak forced some Cary residents out of their homes Saturday morning.

Investigators said a plumbing contractor accidently ruptured a gas line while digging with a backhoe.

Residents of about 15 homes on Walnut Street, between Bynum and Ralph streets, were evacuated for three hours.

A section of Walnut Street was also closed to traffic as PSNC crews repaired the line.

"I heard a loud woosh and the smell of gas. About 25 minutes later, a man from the Cary Fire and Rescue Department came by and told the neighbors that they were advising in the neighborhood to evacuate," resident Yates Baldacchino said.