Local News

Rocky Mount gas leak capped

Posted July 29, 2008 3:56 p.m. EDT
Updated July 29, 2008 6:22 p.m. EDT

— Four blocks of business and residential buildings along Sunset Avenue in Rocky Mount were evacuated Tuesday after a gas line broke.

Megan Hanks, city public affairs manager, said electric crews were working in the area when a gas line was hit around 1 p.m.

The leak was capped just before 4:30 p.m.

She estimated 50 people were displaced. They waited on a city bus while the gas leak was capped and the air was tested.