Gas leak in New Bern that stalled traffic on US Hwy. 17 now repaired

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NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — City of New Bern officials and others were tending to a reported gas leak that happened Tuesday. The repairs were completed Wednesday morning.

In a post on the City of New Bern Facebook page, officials said the gas leak was in the area of Trent Creek and Ben D. Quinn Elementary on US Hwy. 17. Traffic in that area was being diverted and drivers were asked to avoid the area.

Around 11 p.m. Tuesday, officials said one lane of travel was open in both directions. All lanes of travel were open by Wednesday morning.

If you were driving on US Hwy. 17 South towards Jacksonville, you would need to take South Glenburnie to US Hwy 70. US Hwy. 17 North drivers heading towards New Bern will need to take NC Hwy. 43 bypass or Tuscarora Rhems Road.

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