Virginia Beach residents evacuated due to gas leak

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A gas leak caused some residents to be evacuated Wednesday afternoon, according to a Virginia Natural Gas official.

The leak happened because of third party damage.

At approximately 10:20 p.m. residents were let back into their homes after crews stopped the leak and the homes were properly ventilated.

Crews will then begin to repair the damaged lines, the official said.

The 5000 block of Lynnhaven Parkway from Sinking Creek Dr. to Indian River Rd. was closed overnight and reopened at approximately 6:30 a.m. Thursday.

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