All roadways open after gas leak in Jacksonville, JPD says


JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) The Jacksonville Police Department said that all roadways are open and officers have cleared the scene after a gas leak reported in Jacksonville.

Officials for the evacuation of residents in the homes surrounded by Henderson Drive, Doris Avenue, Decatur Road and Gum Branch Road due to a gas leak in the area of Clyde Drive and Carmen Avenue.

The evacuation was only for those who live in the blocks surrounded by Henderson Drive, Doris Avenue, Decatur Road, and Gum Branch Road.

Jacksonville High School was evacuated and students were taken to designated locations.

Henderson Drive and streets surrounding the intersection were closed.

Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services and the City of Jacksonville utility crews responded to the scene.

Piedmont Gas was working to stop the leak.

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