Gas leaks forces evacuation of Richmond apartments

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A gas leak on Nine Mile Road has forced the evacuation of several apartments, according to Richmond Public Utilities officials.

The department posted on Twitter shortly after 10 a.m. that 3122 Nine Mile Road was evacuated for a gas leak, then posted at 11:25 a.m. that five rows of apartments were evacuated in the 3200 block of the road.

The address is close to Fairfield Court, at the intersection of 29th and Kane streets. Utility crews have not advised when the situation may be resolved.

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