NEW INFO: Gas Leak Capped In Washington Neighborhood

A gas leak forced some people to evacuate their homes in Washington.

Washington Fire-Rescue says they were called about a gas leak on Grimes Rd. around 8:15 a.m. Monday.

Grimes Road is off of Highway 264 near the intersection with Highway 17.

Captain R.M. Flowers say a construction company replacing water lines hit the underground line with a backhoe.

Piedmont Natural Gas capped the leak this morning.

Flowers says about a half-mile section of Grimes Road remains closed, while the 25 to 30 people evacuated have been allowed to return.