Gas leak shuts down portion of West Elk Avenue

Published 10:32 am Monday, July 25, 2022

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Officials have closed a portion of West Elk Avenue after construction crews struck a natural gas line.

Elizabethton Police said crews were working in the 800 block of West Elk Avenue when they struck an 8 inch gas line, causing a “large gas leak.”

The road has been closed between Bemberg Drive and Hudson Drive.

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“At this time it is believed that repairs could take the rest of they day,” police said, encouraging residents to avoid the area if at all possible.