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Section of Central Avenue in Charlotte reopened after gas leak forced shutdown

Central Avenue was blocked between Lansdale Drive and North Sharon Amity Road due to a gas leak.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A busy section of Central Avenue in east Charlotte is closed due to a gas leak, the Charlotte Fire Department said. 

According to Charlotte fire officials, emergency crews were called to the 4600 block of Central Avenue, near the intersection with North Sharon Amity Road, around noon. 

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Central Avenue remained closed up until 4 p.m. and was eventually reopened.

WCNC Charlotte has reached out to Piedmont Natural Gas to find out what caused the leak.

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