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Downtown Raleigh roads reopened following gas leak

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

A gas leak in downtown Raleigh has been capped, although officials say it will be several hours before repairs on the damaged pipeline are complete.

PSNC Energy said a two-inch pipeline was cut Thursday when a construction worker drilled into it in the area of East Hargett and South Wilmington streets.

East Hargett and South Wilmington streets were reopened around 4:30 p.m. but a section of sidewalk at 119 E. Hargett Street will remain closed until repairs are completed, Raleigh police said. 

PSNC said workers were able to turn off the valve, although it will take 3 to 4 hours to complete repairs.

The Raleigh Police Department said it received a call about the leak around 1:37 p.m. and a number of businesses in the area were asked to evacuate.

The Moore Square Transit Station was temporarily closed during the leak but reopened at 4:45 p.m.

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