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Gas Leak Forces Evacuation, Traffic Rerouting on Phaup St.

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Richmond, VA—A 2-block area is being evacuated and all traffic has been stopped in the 2500 block of Phaup Street, after a gas main ruptured Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to the scene at approximately 3:35 p.m., after residents reported a very strong smell of gas. Upon further investigation, a ruptured gas line was found on Phaup Street, in front of Fairfield Court Elementary School.

Residents in a 2-block radius are being evacuated, and police are rerouting all traffic away from the area.

8News is headed to the scene, stay with us for updates.

 

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