Gas leak secured on Newtown Road in Norfolk

Gas leak on Newtown Road in Norfolk, photo by WAVY/LaVoy Harrell
Gas leak on Newtown Road in Norfolk, photo by WAVY/LaVoy Harrell

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A gas leak that closed a major road in Norfolk Tuesday morning has been secured.

Battalion Chief Julian Williamson with Norfolk Fire and Rescue said the leak occurred in front of the Shoney’s on Newtown Road near Virginia Beach Boulevard before 8:30 a.m.

Traffic was blocked in both directions as crews worked to secure the leak. Williamson said the leak was secured by 9:30 a.m.

No injuries have been reported and no evacuations took place. Williamson said a digging operation caused the leak.

 

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