NEW INFO: Natural gas leak closes Greenville streets

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Several streets have reopened after a natural gas leak this morning in Greenville.

The leak was near the intersection of 14th Avenue and Myrtle Street.

Fire/Rescue spokeswoman Rebekah Thurston says it appears heavy equipment struck the natural gas line. Construction is ongoing in that area for the 10th Street Connector project.

Police closed off a 1/2 block area because of the leak which was reported around 9:15 a.m.

A couple homes along with two businesses were evacuated.

Residents were allowed to return to their homes, and the streets reopened about 90 minutes later.