UPDATE: George Anderson Drive is open

George Anderson Drive was shut down due to a gas leak

UPDATE: George Anderson Drive is open
According to the Wilmington Fire Department, a gas leak caused a road closure between Breezewood Dr. and Carolina Beach Road (Source: WFD)

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - George Anderson Drive is now fully open to all traffic.

According to the Wilmington Fire Department, the damaged pipe is not fully fixed, but the leak is now secured. Work will continue for the next several hours.

The road was closed between Breezewood Dr. and Carolina Beach Road and about 40 apartments in Breezewood lost access to gas when the pipe was damaged.

Crews were called to the scene at approximately 1:15 p.m.

Officials at the scene say workers digging in the area hit a gas pipe.

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