Scene of ruptured gas line in Cornelius now clear - | WBTV Charlotte

Scene of ruptured gas line in Cornelius now clear

CORNELIUS, NC (WBTV) -

It took crews more than four hours to cap a ruptured gas line in Cornelius. Firefighters responded to the 19500 block of W. Catawba Avenue shortly after 5 p.m. Monday. 

The ruptured line caused major traffic issues during the evening commute after police shut down the busy thoroughfare between Bethel Church Road and Old Jetton Road. 

Gas and debris could be seen spewing from the ruptured line from WBTV's Sky 3. 

Cornelius Police also evacuated several business as a precaution.

"There was about four buildings here we had to evacuate and get everybody out to a safe area," said Lt. Steve Davis. 

Davis also said crews from Piedmont Natural Gas had their work cut out for them.

"They're actually having to dig back from where the break is before they can cap the line," he said.

A spokesperson with the Cornelius Fire Department told WBTV the reason it took so long for the line to be capped was they had to dig seven feet deep to reach the ruptured area of the line. 

Along with Cornelius Fire Department, firefighters from Huntersville, Davidson and Charlotte departments responded to the scene. MEDIC's rehab bus was also on hand to make sure firefighters took regular breaks and didn't get overheated. 

No injuries were reported and police re-opened W. Catawba Ave. around 9:30 Monday night. 

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