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Gas leak briefly closes Franklin Street from Boundary Street to Roosevelt Drive

<p>The Chapel Hill Police Department and Fire Department block off Franklin Street between Boundary Street and Roosevelt Drive due to a gas leak on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Photo courtesy of Pete Villasmil.</p>
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The Chapel Hill Police Department and Fire Department block off Franklin Street between Boundary Street and Roosevelt Drive due to a gas leak on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. Photo courtesy of Pete Villasmil.

Franklin Street has reopened after it was closed briefly between Boundary Street and Roosevelt Drive due to a gas leak Friday. 

The gas leak was reported on the 800 block of East Franklin Street and was caused by a Google Fiber crew striking the gas line, according to Alex Carrasquillo, Chapel Hill's community safety public information officer. 

The road was closed from approximately 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Dominion Energy arrived at the scene around noon, and the gas has been shut off.

"Gas leaks are dangerous, so if anything flammable gets near that, that could lead to a fire," Carrasquillo said.

The area is now safe, Carrasquillo said.

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