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Natural gas leak closes several blocks in Lynchburg

Leak reported near 5th and Federal streets

First responders at the scene of a natural gas leak in Lynchburg, Virginia, on July 19, 2021.
First responders at the scene of a natural gas leak in Lynchburg, Virginia, on July 19, 2021. (WSLS 10)

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Police are asking people to avoid the area of Fifth and Federal streets in Lynchburg due to a natural gas leak.

That block and those around it are currently shut down, according to police.

Authorities did not provide an estimate of when the area would reopen.


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