Cedar Road reopens Friday in Chesapeake after gas leak


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Authorities in Chesapeake responded to a gas leak on Cedar Road in the Great Bridge section of the city Wednesday.

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Fire officials said an underground utility company was moling under the intersection and struck an unmarked natural gas line. The incident happened around 2:30 p.m.

The leak caused the evacuation of several nearby businesses, including the Cedar Road Assembly of God and the Colonial Coast Girl Scout Council. 

The leak caused traffic in both directions between Bells Mill Road and Country Club Boulevard to be closed until Friday afternoon.

The scene was still active Wednesday night and Thursday as crews attempted to repair the gas line.

One lane of eastbound Cedar Road had reopened at Waters Road as of Thursday morning. Westbound traffic was still detoured at Bells Mill Road.

No injuries were reported.

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