Gas leak closes part of Berckmans Road

Gas leak closes part of Berckmans Road
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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A section of Berckmans Road is closed because of a gas leak.

A 2-inch line ruptured just before 10 a.m. as crews continued construction work on the road, according to the Augusta Fire Department.

Deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office have blocked Berckmans Road from Heath Drive to Ingleside Drive. The road will remain closed until the early part of the afternoon.

The gas company is on the scene working to repair the line.

Officials are asking drivers to take an alternate route.

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