Gas Leak Causes Major Road Closure
Durham, NC – Highway 70, between Holloway Street and Lynn Road, is closed this evening due to a gas main hit during construction work being done in the area around 4 p.m. today.
Emergency response teams were called to the scene. A HAZMAT team from the City Of Durham responded and has already cleared with the exception of the primary unit. No injuries were caused by the incident. The City of Durham Fire Department is still at the scene of the incident and monitoring the situation until repairs are completed.
It is estimated that the road closure will continue until at least 2 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018. Drivers in the area are encouraged to exercise caution and to plan an alternate route when possible.