Midlothian Turnpike reopens after gas leak


CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A portion of Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield County was closed for roughly two hours Wednesday morning due to a gas leak.

The incident happened at around 8:30 a.m., forcing westbound Midlothian Turnpike to close from Old Otterdale Road to Winterfield Road. The road reopened at around 10:40 a.m., according to VDOT.

Chesterfield Fire says an independent contractor hit a natural gas line while working on a construction project. Columbia Gas is working to shut off the gas. 

No injuries were reported, and no homes or businesses were affected. 

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