Inner loop of I-485 in Charlotte shut down due to broken gas line

  • Source: WCNC-TV NBC 6 Charlotte
  • Published: 10/12/2020 09:19 AM

The inner loop of I-485 was shut down near Weddington Road after a gas line was ruptured Monday morning, Charlotte Fire Department said. According to Charlotte Fire, the leak was first reported around 10:30 a.m. Monday. Matthews Fire Department confirmed the gas line was hit by construction workers in the area around 10 a.m. One lane was reopened by 12 p.m. but it's unclear when the road will fully reopen Monday. Drivers in the area should find an alternate route until the line is repaired and the highway is back open. WCNC Charlotte's Mike Hanson reported the smell of gas was in the air near the scene as crews worked to cap the line.


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