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CFPUA hit gas line, homes evacuated in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Nearly 2 dozen homes were evacuated this morning in Wilmington because of a natural gas leak at Hanover and McRae Streets in Wilmington.

A 3/4″ gas line ruptured when CFPUA crews were digging. The Wilmington Fire Department and Piedmont Gas responded around 10:00am to evacuate homes and keep the area secured during repairs.

Chief David Hines said the gas line was not marked.

Crews reopened the streets just after 11:00am.

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