Gas leak involved propane tank in Suffolk

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Suffolk Fire & Rescue and Suffolk Police are on the scene of a gas leak involving a 1000 gallon propane tank in the 1000 block of Bowen Parkway at IES Commercial and Industrial on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Photo credit: Suffolk Fire & Rescue)

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Suffolk Fire and Rescue and Suffolk Police were on the scene of a gas leak involving a propane tank Friday.

The incident happened around 9:39 a.m. in the 1000 block of Bowen Parkway at IES Commercial and Industrial and involved a 1000 gallon propane tank.

A team from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and AmeriGas also responded to the scene to off-load the gas from the tank.

The business was evacuated and will remain closed for the day. No injuries were reported.

Bowen Parkway was shut down and Suffolk Police directed traffic in the area while crews worked to clear the scene.

Suffolk City Officials said the road reopened just before 2:30 p.m.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue and Suffolk Police are on the scene of a gas leak involving a 1000 gallon propane tank in the 1000 block of Bowen Parkway at IES Commercial and Industrial on Friday, July 19, 2019. (Photo credit: Suffolk Fire & Rescue)

There is no word at this time what caused the leak. Stay with WAVY for updates.

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