Gas Leak Closes Street, Forces Evacuations

East 10th Street in Greenville is open again, after being closed for about 90 minutes due to a natural gas leak this morning.

It happened around 9:15 am at the intersection of Fox Haven Drive and East 10th.

Greenville Utilities says a construction crew ruptured a line under the street.

East 10th, which is also Highway 33, was shut down by police and fire crews from the Brook Valley subdivision to Portertown Road.

Authorities evacuated one neighborhood and several nearby businesses as a precaution, but they tell WITN that no one was hurt.

After about an hour crews managed to turn off the gas.

Westbound traffic on East 10th Street is now flowing, while eastbound traffic is limited to one lane around the break site.

Greenville Utilities says they will have to dig up part of East 10th to get to the broken gas pipe, and some 20 gas customers will be without service for most of the day.

Stay with WITN and for more on this developing story.

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