Update: Gas leak contained, road reopened in Cornelius

Westmoreland road is now fully open for normal travel.
The gas leak is contained and the road is open.
Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 3:37 PM EDT
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CORNELIUS, N.C. (WBTV) - Westmoreland Road has reopened between West Catawba Ave and Statesville Road in Cornelius following a gas leak that impacted traffic.

The road was closed for more than an hour.

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According to the Huntersville Fire Department, there was a 12-inch natural gas line cut on a construction site. Huntersville Fire Department also says that gas was escaping a large, broken line causing a “roaring noise” that may have been heard in the area.

Around 3:55 p.m., Huntersville FD was released from Cornelius and said the leak has been controlled. Piedmont Natural Gas is still on the scene making progress.

Officials say people should continue to avoid the area and seek an alternative route.