MATTHEWS, N.C. – A gas leak in Matthews has closed several streets and backed up traffic in Matthews this afternoon.
A construction crewed opened a gas line on East John Street this morning. Piedmont Natural Gas is on scene trying to fix the leak.
One lane – the inbound lane of East John Street into Matthews – has just reopened. Outbound traffic will continue to be detoured through the Pine Forest and Grey Lock communities for several more hours.
The ramp on I-485 is now open.
Rush hour traffic should expect delays in the area.
Stay tuned to NewsChannel 36 and WCNC.com for more information as this story continues to develop.