Norfolk gas leak forces hundreds from their offices
A gas leak caused an evacuation in Downtown Norfolk Friday morning.
According to Capt. Mike Hicks with the Norfolk Fire Department, crews responded to a significant gas leak, located on Atlantic Street and Main Street.
Contractors on the scene struck a 2.5 inch gas line, which is a significant gas line in the downtown area, officials say. As a result, office and commercial buildings within a one block radius were evacuated, including 300 Main Street, which is the Main Street Tower and the Main Street Garage.
Officials secured the gas leak shortly after 10:30 a.m. Friday morning. People were then able to return to their buildings, following firefighters’ approval.
All clear issued in Downtown Norfolk after gas leak. We're live with an update in minutes on @WTKR3.—
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Major gas leak Downtown now under control. Nearby buildings evacuated. http://t.co/LOaq7IRw—
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