Posted on: February 8, 2011
A South Carolina highway had to be closed Wednesday because of a gas leak, according to news reports .
The incident occurred around 9 a.m. when a gas line reportedly broke, according to the Horry County Fire Rescue. The gas leak made officials close both ends of Carolina Forest Boulevard. The exact location of the gas line break is not clear, and it does not appear any residents were evacuated.
“Motorists were forced to turn around in front of the Waterbridge Subdivision when both ends of Carolina Forest Boulevard were closed,” according to news reports. “South Carolina Energy & Gas crews were on scene evaluating the damage. In addition, South Carolina Highway Patrol was assisting with rerouting motorists.”
No reports of car accidents or personal injuries were reported as a result of the incident. However, commuters and residents were cautioned to avoid the area until rescue crews could evaluate the incident and reopen the roadway, according to news reports.
As a Greenville personal injury lawyer I hope that nobody is adversely affected by this incident. I hope investigators can determine the cause of the gas leak
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Greenville who can help.