Gas line rupture shuts down section of Rea Road - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC

Gas line rupture shuts down section of Rea Road

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Emergency crews are on scene of a ruptured natural gas line that has shut down a section of Rea Road.

Charlotte firefighters were forced to close the 6300 block of Rea Road near Colony Road as crews work to control the leak.

21 firefiighters were on scene working to seal off the ruptured line, according to a fire department spokesman.

The line was selaed in about 25 minutes.

The road is expected to reopen within the hour but residual delays are expected during rush hour.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

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