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.