Gas leak in Ogden causes major traffic delays, impacting school bus routes

Gas leak (Photo: MGN Online)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Heads up, drivers! A portion of Market Street in Ogden is closed due to a gas leak and it’s expected to impact delays for New Hanover county students who ride the bus in that area.

According to Wilmington Fire Department, the leak is in the 7000 block of Market Street, just south of Cardinal Lanes Beach Bowl.

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In a call to parents, New Hanover County Schools said the gas leak could cause significant delays for bus transportation for elementary and secondary school students.

If you wish to change your students transportation plan, contact your school. You can also track the progress of your students bus using the edulog smartphone app.

Drivers are asked to avoid Market Street between Military Cutoff Road and the Ogden intersection. Wilmington Police Departments says north and sound-bound lanes are being affected by the leak.

Waze map at 2 p.m. on Jan. 31, 2020.

The area will be closed for the remainder of the afternoon.

“If you usually take this route home, you’ll want to plan accordingly,” WPD tweeted.