Gas Leak on the Outer Banks Forces Two Hotels to Evacuate

At one point propane was shooting as high as 25 to 30 feet into the air.

A big gas leak in Nags Head along Highway 12 on the Outer Banks Tuesday morning proved to be a nuisance as it forced dozens of tourists out of their hotel rooms.

Workers doing demolition on the former Sea Oatel property ruptured a tank and broke a valve, prompting gas to shoot into the air.

No injuries have been reported at this time.