Several Suffolk homes evacuated due to gas leak

Posted at 5:00 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 17:00:45-04

SUFFOLK, Va. – Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to a gas line rupture in the 100 block of Oakdale Terrace in downtown Suffolk Wednesday afternoon.

According to the department, dispatch received a call at 2:55 p.m., and the first units arrived on scene at 2:59 p.m. When crews investigated, they found that contractors in the area had ruptured a gas service line.

Four nearby residences were evacuated, according to Battalion Chief Chuck Knight.

Crews from Virginia Natural Gas will also be responding.

As of 3:42 p.m., the roadway in the immediate area was closed.

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