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Gas leak capped near 14th Ave. North in NMB; northbound lanes of Highway 17 reopen

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Northbound lanes of Highway 17 were closed for a short time Tuesday afternoon due to a gas leak near 1416 Highway 17 North in North Myrtle Beach. 

City of NMB Spokesperson Pat Dowling says the gas company successfully capped the leak around 4:12 p.m. Dowling says the few stores in a small section of Coastal North Town Center impacted have been reopened after fire and gas company personnel checked them.

The NMB Department of Public Safety asked motorists to avoid the dangerous area by using an alternate route.

Dowling said a construction crew broke a natural gas main at 1416 Hwy 17 North near Hwy 55 Burgers, Dickies BBQ and the two or three other shops in a small section of Coastal North Town Center. 

Stay tuned to WMBF News to bring you more on this story as it becomes available.

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