Nearby residents evacuate after construction crew strikes gas line in Suffolk neighborhood

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-31 14:03:33-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to a gas leak in the Retreat at Creekside Village neighborhood Tuesday.

Crews responded to the 100 block of Creek Front Lane after being notified at 11:59 a.m.

According to Battalion Chief Barney Howard, a construction crew reportedly hit a 2-inch gas line.

Columbia Natural Gas have secured the leak. Four residents from three nearby homes were evacuated to the clubhouse while other residents in the immediate area sheltered in place.

All residents have returned to their homes.

No injuries were reported.