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.
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