A natural gas leak is causing a major highway in Tarboro to be shut down.
The D.O.T. says Highway 33 in both directions is closed near the intersection with Hope Lodge Street while Piedmont Natural Gas repairs the broken gas line.
A detour has been set up on Hope Lodge Street to St. Andrew Street to Centre Street back to Main Street.
The D.O.T. expects the closure to last until 5:00 p.m.