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UPDATE: Westbound Brambleton Ave. off-ramp reopens after gas line rupture

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Posted at 11:47 AM, Jun 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-10 13:08:09-04

Virginia Natural Gas units have now secured a gas leak near Norfolk State University, crews tell NewsChannel 3.

Brambleton Avenue westbound from the foot of the Campostella Bridge to Park Avenue was shut down Monday afternoon due to a gas line rupture.

Authorities say a contractor cut into the gas line while doing maintenance, causing a significant rupture.

Fire crews as well as Virginia Natural Gas crews responded to the scene to fix the line.

In addition to the closure on Brambleton, VDOT says the I-264 off-ramp to Brambleton was closed temporarily while repairs were made.