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Gas leak prompted VCU evacuation

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Jul 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-12 14:44:52-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - A natural gas leak between Franklin and Grace Streets prompted the evacuation of 11 buildings along and near the 800 block of Franklin Street.

Investigators told CBS 6 a construction crew hit the gas line around 1:30 Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters said no one was injured and city crews were able to turn off the gas.

The scene was cleared by 2:30 p.m.