A section of U.S. 70 through Garner was closed for most of the day after a gas leak forced emergency officials to shut down the busy road.
PSNC Energy spokeswoman Persida Montanez said Tuesday afternoon that crews repaired the leak shortly after 4 p.m.
Firefighters closed the road Tuesday morning after discovering a gas leak in Garner.
The effected section of U.S. 70 is east of the split with U.S. 401. A stretch of Vandora Springs Road was also closed.
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A construction crew, Montanez said, “damaged a 4-inch natural gas line, causing a leak.”
Firefighters were dispatched to the area around Vandora Springs Road about 10 a.m. after people reported smelling gas.
The PSNC spokeswoman said the leak did not affect natural gas service in the area.
U.S. 70 was closed to traffic from N.C. 50 to Yeargan Road, officials said.
Vandora Springs Road was closed between Seventh Avenue and Methodist Drive, they said.
Ms. Montanez said PSNC will investigate what caused the leak.
Charles Duncan: 919-829-4880, @duncanreporting