Jacksonville gas line fixed, evacuation and shelter-in-place lifted

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The City of Jacksonville says a gas line hit Thursday morning is fixed.

Officials say Jacksonville police officers, fire crews, and emergency services lifted evacuation plans and shelter-in-place notices as of 10 a.m. after a gas line was hit and broken in the Stagecoach Drive area Thursday morning.

Piedmont crews arrived and mended the gas leak.

Out of caution, public safety officials are asking residents to open their windows and leave the house if gas is smelled.

“Our concern is for the safety of citizens and out of an abundance of caution we are taking these steps to ensure that safety,” says Public Safety Director Mike Yaniero.