Large gas leak shuts down busy Cornelius road; many report ‘roaring’ sound

  • Source: WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte
  • Published: 09/20/2022 12:00 PM

A large gas leak caused a busy Cornelius road to shut down Tuesday afternoon, according to police. Westmoreland Road, between West Catawba Avenue and Statesville Road, closed around 2:15 p.m. after a 12-inch gas line was hit, according to the Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue. Cornelius and Huntersville fire crews were checking the area for any hazards. The gas leak was under control at about 4:15 p.m. and Westmoreland Road was reopened. Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue said Piedmont Natural Gas assessed the break and is working on a plan for repairs. Police asked residents to refrain from calling 911 as they are aware and are on scene. Several people reached out to Channel 9 to report what they describe as a “roaring” sound coming from the leak.


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