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 for more information as this story continues to develop.

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