Buford Highway gas leak repaired

All lanes of Buford Highway were closed between Simpson Circle and Payne Road, Tommy Rutledge, Gwinnett Fire spokesman said.

“Atlanta Gas Light was able to clamp the line and stop the flow of gas,” he said.

A construction crew cut the natural gas line at about 4:20 p.m. as they were boring under the roadway, Rutledge said.

Gas Light workers had to dig in a separate location to clamp the line after they struggled to find a valve. The gas was shut off at about 6 p.m.

A dog boarding facility and a Gwinnett Transit Facility were affected. The dogs were moved to another kennel as a precaution and buses have not been able to come or go from the facility. Officials are expecting operations to get back to normal by 6:30 p.m.

No injuries were reported and no further evacuations were necessary.

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