Natural gas leak closes N.C. 55 in Apex; business evacuated as crews work on repairs


— N.C. Highway 55 was closed Tuesday evening as crews worked to repair a natural gas leak in Apex.

Authorities said the leak occurred near the intersection of Highway 55 and Lufkin Road.

Highway 55 is closed in both directions between U.S. Highway 1 and the Williams Street intersection. The road is expected to reopen at about 7:30 p.m.

Drivers are unable to access Highway 55 from U.S. 1, authorities said.

Businesses in the area have been evacuated for safety.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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