North Main Street reopened after ruptured gas line

Published 10:46 am Thursday, September 4, 2014

UPDATE: The ruptured gas line was secured at about 11 a.m., according to a city news release.

Nine McDonald’s employees were permitted to return to the eatery at 11:15 a.m. The three employees, 25 adults and 10 childrenĀ  evacuated from the Super 8 Motel were allowed to return to the premises. The evacuees had been staying on the fire department’s rehab bus during the closure.

The roadways were reopened about 11:15 a.m. No injuries were reported.


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Earlier: Suffolk Fire and Rescue and Suffolk police are working a gas leak in the 100 block of West Constance Road, at the North Main Street intersection.

The call to emergency communications at 9:43 a.m. reported a contractor had ruptured a gas line, a city press release said.

McDonald’s and the Super 8 hotel have been evacuated, and the southbound lane on North Main Street has been closed.

Motorists should avoid the gridlock and find an alternative route.

Virginia Natural Gas crews are on the way, according to the city.