Gas leak forces evacuations, road closures in New Kent County

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(WRIC) — A gas leak that shut down a neighborhood and forced some residents from their homes in New Kent County Thursday morning has been resolved.

At around 9 a.m., the New Kent County Sheriff’s Office asked the public to avoid the Bottoms Bridge area of the county due to a gas leak in the Patriots Landing subdivision.

Jason Bishop, Battalion Chief for New Kent County Fire & Rescue, told 8News on scene they were called to the neighborhood at around 8:40 a.m. and discovered that an excavator damaged a 4-inch natural gas line.

Roughly 250 homes in the area were affected, and approximately 10 were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

All roads have since reopened and the leak has been fixed, a county spokesperson said.

Stay with 8News for updates to this developing story

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