UPDATE: Road re-opens after natural gas line ruptures in Suffolk neighborhood

Posted at 5:57 AM, Nov 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-25 16:41:59-05

UPDATE: Crews have cleared the scene and the leak has been secured. The road has now reopened to traffic. Repairs and resurfacing efforts will continue. 

Suffolk, Va. - Suffolk Police have opened one lane into Burnetts Mill following a gas leak this morning. School buses were able to pick up students, according to a spokesperson with Suffolk Public Schools.  Virginia Natural Gas crews contained the leak earlier this morning, but no word yet on how long repairs will take.

The gas leak delay impacted about 80-100 students at King's Fork Middle School, King's Fork High School, and Hillpoint Elementary School as well as students enrolled in specialty programs at other schools.

Residents are asked to stay inside while Virginia Natural Gas crews are working to make repairs at the entrance of the neighborhood off Godwin Boulevard.

The call of the gas leak came in around 4:38 a.m.

One lane of traffic is completely blocked off in both directions at Burnetts Way and Burnetts Court.

Evacuations are not required, but residents are asked to stay inside their homes.

Suffolk Police units are on scene providing security and traffic control.