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Gas leak shuts down intersection

SUWANEE — A natural gas leak shut down a busy Gwinnett intersection during the Wednesday afternoon rush hour.

Gwinnett County firefighters responded to the scene near the intersection of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road and Old Peachtree Road in Suwanee at 4:15 p.m., finding a strong odor of gas and an active leak at a nearby construction site, spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge said.

No evacuations were necessary while Atlanta Gas Light crews worked to stop the leak, but Old Peachtree Road was shut down until work was completed at 6 p.m., Rutledge said.

A construction crew hit the 2-inch line, which caused the leak. No injuries were reported.