• College Street in uptown reopened after natural gas leak

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - College Street is reopened between 8th and Phifer streets after a natural gas leak, official said.

    The leak happened during construction on the light rail. Officials said a contractor was installing a storm drain and damaged a 2-inch plastic line.

    Charlotte firefighters quickly got the leak under control.

    CHOPPER IMAGES: Gas line break shuts down College Street


    Chopper 9 flew over the scene where the construction site was briefly evacuated.

    The surrounding roads have been reopened.

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