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Georgia Avenue reopens after gas leak

2 p.m. UPDATE: According to Montgomery County officials, crews working on a construction site at Georgia Avenue and King Street struck a 2-inch gas line. Traffic cameras now show traffic flowing in both directions.

1:40 p.m. UPDATE: According to state of Maryland highway officials, southbound lanes are now open. Traffic cameras confirm that traffic is beginning to flow and police are blocking the northbound lanes.

Original post: According to traffic incident data, Georgia Avenue is closed in both directions between Eastern Avenue and Route 410 due to a gas leak that originated near King Street. Traffic cameras show emergency crews and police on the scene. Travelers should expect significant delays in the area. Alternate routes include 16th Street and Piney branch Road.

By Michael Bolden  |  March 18, 2010; 1:31 PM ET
Categories:  Advisories , Commuting  
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