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Emergency crews stop gas leak in Wilmington

Emergency officials are on the scene of a reported gas leak in the 600 block of S. College Road Friday morning. (Source: WECT) Emergency officials are on the scene of a reported gas leak in the 600 block of S. College Road Friday morning. (Source: WECT)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

Emergency officials have stopped a gas leak that occurred in the 600 block of S. College Road Friday morning.

A backhoe accidentally hit a gas line at approximately 9 a.m.

The surrounding area, including the GLOW Academy and a building in The Glenn Apartments, were evacuated as a precaution.

A crew from Piedmont Natural Gas arrived at the scene and made repairs to the line.

A section of University Drive near S. College Road was temporarily closed until repairs could be completed. 

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