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Investigation underway after gas leak closes Richmond streets, prompts apartment evacuation

Posted at 6:49 AM, May 10, 2023

RICHMOND, Va. — West Broad Street has reopened and people have been let back inside an apartment building along the 3600 block of West Broad Street after a gas leak prompted an area shutdown Wednesday morning.

"Area has been made safe," the City of Richmond's @DPUStreetNews Twitter account updated at about 7:15 a.m. "Gas crews are consulting with the contractor that performed planned overnight work as part of the preventative maintenance program."

Richmond Fire and Police had previously closed off a portion of West Broad as a precaution.

Richmond Police said Virginia State Police had also closed Interstate 195 north and south in the area as well. The lanes have since reopened.

We are continuing to work to get more information and will update you as soon as we learn more.

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