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Four Naval Station Norfolk buildings evacuated following natural gas leak

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 16:17:17-05

NORFOLK, Va. - Four buildings at Naval Station Norfolk were evacuated Wednesday due to a "hit natural gas line," according to Virginia Natural Gas.

The buildings were evacuated after a gas leak was reported near Gate 3 around 10:24 a.m., according to Naval Station Norfolk officials.

Officials say wind was blowing the gas directly over the buildings.

Virginia Natural Gas was on the scene and said that the 8-inch natural gas main was damaged by a contractor working on a project unrelated to Virginia Natural Gas. The gas main was safely repaired.

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