40 people evacuated from Downtown Norfolk building after gas leak reported

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Feb 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-03 14:12:15-05

NORFOLK, Va. - At least 40 people were evacuated from a building on Colley Avenue after a gas leak was reported Thursday afternoon.

According to Virginia Natural Gas, a third-party contractor cut a line in the 700 block of Southampton Boulevard, and crews from VNG responded to fix it. Streets in the area, including Colley Avenue from Brambleton Avenue, were shut down.

A spokesperson with Norfolk Fire-Rescue said 40 people evacuated a building located at 130 Colley Avenue. No injuries were reported.

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