Homes evacuated for railroad car gas leak in Rose Hill

Homes evacuated for railroad car gas leak in Rose Hill
(Source: WECT)

ROSE HILL (WECT) - Emergency crews responded a gas leak that led to the evacuation of several homes in Rose Hill on Wednesday.

Approximately 50 people within a half-mile radius of the scene on East Ridge Street were asked to leave their homes.

Terry McMahon with Duplin County Emergency Services said a railroad car was leaking liquefied petroleum gas. A regional hazmat team from Wilmington was called to monitor the leak.

CSX also assisted and was helping repair the damaged rail car.

Duplin Emergency Services said the leak stopped at 9:15 p.m. and the car was removed from the tracks to be fixed.

People have returned to their homes.

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