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Crews plug gas leak on upper King Street

CFD crews on Upper King Street. (Source: Live 5 Viewer) CFD crews on Upper King Street. (Source: Live 5 Viewer)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Charleston police say SCE&G crews have capped a gas leak behind 501 King Street.

The leak was reported a little before 2:45 p.m. near Morris and Mary streets. The Charleston Fire Department and police responded.

A construction company employee at the scene said crews broke a gas line.

Authorities blocked a number of streets in the area while investigating.  Residents and employees in the block were told to vacate the premises.

Nearby businesses were also told to be cautious.

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