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UPDATE: Eastwood Road back open after gas leak

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UPDATE: Leak has been stopped and traffic is no longer blocked. Construction crews scrapped the gas line and caused the leak while moving a trench box. No citation was issued. No injuries were reported.

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -- WFD crews are on the scene of a natural gas line rupture at this time.

The line is a 6" line and the leak is significant. Fire crews have secured the area which required the closing of Eastwood Road from Military Cutoff to Rogersville Road. Rogersville Road remains open at this time. The Eastwood entrance into Mayfair is not accessible at this time.

The Gas Company has just arrived and is evaluating the situation. It appears this may go on for a while longer. No injuries reported at this time. Road closures could change as conditions change.

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angry

Been sitting in traffic on rogersville for 30min. A traffic cop directing cars onto wrightsville would be a nice touch. This town is ridiculous when it comes to traffic; meanwhile there's 2 dozen bright orange vests watching each other standing around on Eastwood dr.

You poor thing

that those folks handling a gas leak would be careful and methodical and allow that stuff to vent before risking their lives. How dare they not do so and cause you an instant of inconvenience. A Wilmington fire chief was killed because of a gas explosion on Market St back in 1986. I'd imagine that memory is quite fresh.

With the crime in Wilmington, I'm rather glad they let the cops investigate real crime and not baby sit a bunch of adults trying to make left turns. But alas, some kid in Somalia is probably crying over what you had to go through yesterday.

A gas leak that was one of

A gas leak that was one of many in this area over the past 10 years because they hadn't a clue as to where they were digging...or supposed to dig (henceforth the Fire Chief's death in 1986). My neighborhood was evacuated 7 years ago because the digging crew ruptured a gas line "above ground" 4 blocks away! The gas line would have bit them if it had teeth! Nice one!
As for the police...I agree with the other viewer. In a case like this one on Eastwood Rd. + traffic galore...yes...there should have been an officer directing traffic...but as usual, guess they were off fighting crime. Guess that's the reason you don't see the police patrolling much here in town...they are off fighting crime as crime is still high. Guess that's why you see them sitting at the Kangaroo so much huh?

http://www.starnewsonline.com

http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20111208/ARTICLES/111209735/1177?T...

Oh no...not another one within a whole week!
One of these days in the future there will be a photograph from a satellite image showing the Earth exploding...and the origin of the BANG will come from Wilmington!