CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Emergency officials were urging people to avoid a busy area of uptown Charlotte after a gas line was cut early Thursday morning.
Firefighters said West Trade Street was blocked between Cedar Street and Graham Street.
Piedmont Natural Gas officials told Channel 9 that a 2-inch gas line was accidentally cut by a construction crew but that the leak has been "made safe."
Nobody was hurt, officials said.
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⚠️#UPDATE: W TRADE ST @ Cedar St, nera N Graham St— Charlotte TrafficGuy (@Clt_TrafficGuy) September 6, 2018
the GAS LEAK is the REAL DEAL...it's possible this is a TWO INCH line...buildings in the immediate area are being evacuated. #CltTraffic #Charlotte #Clt
UPDATE: CFD said 2 inch gas line was cut, due to construction work on Trade St. Things starting to wind down. Police slowing pedestrians to use Trade St. It's still closed to vehicles. @wsoctv https://t.co/R8rBtMCvTw— Gina Esposito (@GinaWSOC9) September 6, 2018