NC residents evacuated after gas line ruptures

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People evacuated in a 1-mile radius around Kannapolis ruptured gas line.

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — Officials evacuated about 40 residents Thursday night as a precaution after a gas line ruptured at Mooresville and Stirewalt roads and Crofton Avenue.

Multiple calls to Kannapolis Communications stated that there was a loud, hissing noise coming from the natural gas substation, Kannapolis Fire Department officials said.

Firefighters got to the scene shortly after 9 p.m.

Mooresville Road was immediately shut down from Kannapolis Parkway to Trinity Church Road.

READ MORE: WSOC

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