NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Dominion Virginia Power crews doing utility work at the Newport News/Williamsburg Airport hit a gas line Tuesday afternoon.
Airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton told WAVY.com the incident began just before 11 a.m. and Virginia Natural Gas was called to fix the issue. The airport remained open; there were no flight delays or changes, no evacuations, and no injuries, she said.
Wharton said the leak was fixed at about 1:45 p.m.
According to a spokesperson for Dominion Power, the contractor was working on an underground cable and hit a mismarked line. She said the crew was digging where they had been cleared to dig.
Students with a Newport News Public Schools magnet program called Denbigh Aviation Academy, were bused back to Denbigh High School about 20 minutes before schedule, due to the leak. However, the Newport News Fire Chief told Wharton that was not necessary; the school decided to have the students leave early as a precaution.
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