ROANOKE, Va. – UPDATE
The Kroger and Barnes & Noble near Tanglewood are back open after the entire building was evacuated and closed for several hours due to a gas leak, according to the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department.
Authorities said Red Palace was already closed and will remain closed for the rest of the day.
Several businesses are closed after the report of a gas leak at the Kroger near Tanglewood Mall, according to the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department.
At about 5:50 p.m., units were sent to the grocery store for a commercial gas leak. Authorities said after investigation, a large gas leak was found in the building that houses Kroger, Barnes & Noble and Red Palace.
The entire building was evacuated and will be closed for several hours to ventilate, according to authorities.
Crews said Roanoke Gas is on scene and has secured the leak.
Authorities report that there are no other hazards and no injuries.