River Oaks Drive reopens after gas leak in Carolina Forest

River Oaks Drive Gas Leak

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Hazmat crews were on scene of a gas leak Monday morning in the Carolina Forest area that closed a portion of River Oaks Drive.

A 2:30 p.m. tweet from Horry County Fire Rescue stated River Oaks Drive had reopened to traffic following the leak.

According to Horry County Fire Rescue spokesperson Tony Casey, River Oaks Drive from Augusta Plantation Drive to Portwest Drive was closed to traffic for a portion of the day.

Crews responded to the incident at around 9:30 a.m., Casey said. He added an Horry County employee was operating a backhoe at the time of the damage.

Hazmat crews are on scene of a gas leak Monday morning in the Carolina Forest area.
Hazmat crews are on scene of a gas leak Monday morning in the Carolina Forest area. (Source: Horry County Fire Rescue)

Nearby neighborhoods and schools were not evacuated, according to Casey.

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