• Homes, businesses evacuated after natural gas leak in downtown Claremont


    CLAREMONT, N.C. - Homes and businesses were evacuated in downtown Claremont Friday afternoon after a gas leak was reported on North Lookout Street.

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    All areas within 300 feet between North Lookout Street and Depot Street near city hall have been evacuated and shut down.

    Fire officials also said East Main Street from Claremont Elementary School to Depot Street is closed.


    Investigators were called to a natural gas leak in the area.

    They said drivers should expect delays and detours.

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