Buildings evacuated after gas leak in Chesapeake

Posted at 8:27 PM, Sep 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-05 20:27:10-04

Chesapeake, Va. – Four businesses had to be evacuated after a gas leak in Chesapeake on Friday.

This happened in the Indian River section of the city.

Crews were called to the scene in the 3900 block at 6:08 p.m.

Officials say a piece of equipment, possibly a forklift, struck the natural gas meter outside of one of the businesses.

Virginia Natural Gas responded to the scene and the leak was stopped just after 8 p.m.

No one was injured and those who were evacuated were allowed back into their buildings.