7 taken to hospital in Chesapeake gas leak

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Seven people were taken to the hospital Wednesday after Chesapeake firefighters responded to a gas leak.

Chesapeake fire officials say crews were called to 912 Hollowell Lane, just off Greenbrier Parkway, around 7:30 a.m. for a compressed natural gas leak.

Officials say the leak has since been secured.

Eight city employees complained of symptoms from the leak and were evaluated at the scene — and seven were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The seven people taken to the hospital have since been released.

The cause of the leak is under investigation.

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