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Portion of Tryon Road in Raleigh reopened after gas leak

Posted May 22, 2014 4:44 p.m. EDT
Updated May 22, 2014 5:30 p.m. EDT

Traffic on Gorman Street approaching Tryon Road in Raleigh was backed up Thursday afternoon due to a gas leak that closed Tryon between Gorman and Lake Dam Road. (Adam Owens/WRAL)

— One lane in each direction on Tryon Road between Gorman Street and Lake Dam Road in Raleigh was reopened Wednesday afternoon after a natural gas leak from a damaged pipe temporarily closed the thoroughfare, police said.

Repair work was expected to affect the evening commute and could last through 10 p.m., so drivers were advised to avoid the area.

Authorities said the leak happened when a contractor hit the pipe with a piece of boring equipment. Repair crews stopped the leak about 4 p.m.