A stretch of Poole Road in East Raleigh is closed in both directions Friday afternoon because of a gas leak.
The road, near the intersection of Sunnybrook Road, closed about 1:45 p.m. and could remain closed for hours, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.
“A third-party doing work in the area accidentally damaged our infrastructure, causing the leak,” Persida Montanez, a spokesperson for PSNC Energy, said in an email.
The leak is expected to be “secured” at about 4:30 p.m. Friday, Montanez said. Then repairs will take an additional two to four hours.
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The fire department blocked off the area for safety reasons.
“There is no danger to the public,” Montanez said.