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NORFOLK, Va. – Units from Norfolk Fire-Rescue responded to two natural gas leaks in the city Thursday afternoon.

According to the department, the gas leaks were at opposite sides of the city, with one at Pleasant Avenue and 22nd Bay Street and the other in the 7660 block of Maury Arch. Both leaks were caused by construction work in the area.

Virginia Natural Gas secured the leak on Maury Arch, according to the department. Units will remain on scene until repairs have been made, and traffic is still being redirected away from the area.

The leak at Pleasant Avenue and 22nd Bay Street was secured by 2:45 p.m., but traffic remains closed between 20th and 21th Bay Street.

Norfolk Fire-Rescue asks that motorists avoid the area and take an alternate route.

This is a developing story.

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