Northside Drive in Sandy Springs reopens after gas line break

A section of Northside Drive in Sandy Springs was shut down Thursday due to a gas line break, officials said.

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

Credit: John Spink / John.Spink@ajc.com

A section of Northside Drive in Sandy Springs was shut down Thursday due to a gas line break, officials said.

Northside Drive in Sandy Springs is back open Friday morning after a large stretch was shut down due to a gas line break.

City spokesman Dan Coffer said a contractor damaged the 6-inch natural gas line, which shut down the road between Mount Vernon Highway and New Northside Drive just before 4 p.m. Wednesday. The extended closure frustrated motorists trying to get onto nearby I-285.

The road reopened Friday before 6 a.m. Officials previously anticipated the work would be finished during the afternoon on Thursday.

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