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Gas Leaks into Sewer System in High Point After Work Crew Hits Gas Line

Police say the situation could have been worse if the break happened on the other side of the road where there's a larger gas line.

HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point Police say a gas leak got into the sewer system Tuesday night around 7:30 p.m. 

Police say a work crew digging in the area of N Main Street hit the gas line which leaked into the sewer system. Gas was shut off around 9:30 p.m. North Main Street was shut down for a few hours between Old Winston Road, Oxford Place, and Peachtree Drive while Piedmont Natural Gas worked to stop the leak. It has since reopened. 

Three business were evacuated - Cook Out voluntarily evacuated because of their flame grill, and two car dealerships. 

Police say the line that broke was about the size of a thumb, and the situation could have been worse if the break happened on the other side of the road where there's a larger gas line.