CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Virginia Natural Gas is on scene making repairs after a large gas leak in the area of Cedar Road and Waters Road in the Great Bridge area of Chesapeake Wednesday afternoon.
A spokesperson for the Chesapeake Fire Department told News 3 gas is leaking in multiple places after an underground utility company hit a gas line while moling under the intersection.
Some businesses in the area, including the Cedar Road Assembly of God and the Colonial Coast Girl Scout Council, were evacuated out of caution. Officials say arrangements were made to have children from the Girl Scout Council picked up by parents.
No injuries have been reported.
The affected part of Cedar Road will now be closed between Country Club Boulevard and Bells Mill Road (the eastern entrance) overnight while emergency gas main repairs continue. A marked detour is in place.
UPDATE: Cedar Rd will remain CLOSED between Country Club Blvd and Bells Mill Rd (eastern entrance) overnight while emergency gas main repairs continue. A marked detour is in place.— Chesapeake Roads (@ChesapeakeRoads) August 12, 2021