A gas leak on Webb Gin House Road at Spring Gate Drive in unincorporated Lawrenceville has shut down the road for the last several hours, and officials say it'll be at least several more before the road reopens.
Firefighters responded to the area after receiving reports that a four-inch main gas line was struck underneath the roadway at the front of the Spring Arbor subdivision, Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Donald Strother said.
"The leak ... caused the asphalt to buckle," Strother said. "Atlanta Gas and Light sent two repair crews to fix the leak. Their initial concern was that they were going to have to cut off service to the 200 homes in the subdivision in order to repair the damaged line. Atlanta Gas and Light was able to bypass the leak, which allowed the residents to maintain service without any interruptions during repairs."
No evacuations were required and no one was injured, but drivers dealt with headaches due to the road closure.
Shortly after 8 p.m., the fire department said Atlanta Gas and Light had repaired the leak, though they anticipated remaining on scene for about four more hours, until approximately midnight.
Access to the Spring Arbor subdivision is still restricted only to residents.