Traffic diverted due to gas main leak along Washington Rd.

EVANS, Ga. (WJBF) – Washington Road in Evans is back open after a natural gas leak caused congestion and detours for more than an hour.

Batallion Chief Danny Kuhlmann says a contractor hit a line doing construction work at the intersection of Washington and North Belair Road.

Fire crews and deputies worked to direct traffic and secure the scene. Traffic has to be diverted at Washington and North Belair, Roundtree Way and Washington Road and Riverwalk Parkway at Washington Road.

Chief Kuhlmann says with all the traffic going on these types of leaks happen 2-3 times a week.

“It ties up manpower and vehicles and the closing of roads having to detour traffic. It takes a toll on everybody”

The contractor will be paying the repairs. Coming up tonight at 5, Ashley Campbell is speaking with Traffic Engineering about the toll it takes on them when these types of things happen.


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