Winston-Salem gas leak contained; roads reopen

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UPDATE: The roadways are back open and the gas leak has been contained.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- People are being evacuated after a gas leak in Winston-Salem Monday morning.

The evacuations are taking place near Seventh and Chestnut streets. Nearby homes and Mud Pies Day Care at 251 Seventh St. are also being evacuated as a precaution.

Workers accidentally cut a 1.5- or 2-inch gas line going to new apartments in the city, fire officials say. Gas has filled the building and crews are working on a plan to get the gas out of the building.

The line could take several hours to fix.