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.