UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Portsmouth

Posted at 11:31 AM, Jul 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-08 12:27:19-04

Update: All roads are currently open.  The gas leak has been contained.  No injuries have been reported.

Portsmouth, Va. – A gas leak has been reported at Afton Parkway and Gillis Road, officials tell NewsChannel 3.

Construction crews struck a gas line while digging this morning at approximately 10:40 a.m.

Officers have closed off the surrounding area, approximately 500 feet in every direction from the leak. Traffic traveling on Afton Parkway, towards Gillis Road and Farragut Street is being re-directed at this time.

The Portsmouth Fire Department and gas company officials are on the scene.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.