UPDATED: Gas Leak Repairs Underway on Nebel Street, Road Closures

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UPDATED Repairs are now underway to a broken six-inch gas line in the 12800 block of Nebel Street, according to a Washington Gas company official.

Washington Gas spokesperson Brian Edwards said the gas to the line was turned off at 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

“The leak there was a result of a third party strike on our line,” Edwards said. “We currently have crews on site repairing the pipe now.”

Montgomery County firefighters and hazardous materials crews have been on the scene of the gas leak for a couple of hours.

On his Twitter account, Fire and Rescue spokesperson Pete Piringer said Nebel Street was blocked at Old Georgetown Road because of the leak. Piringer said the police department closed some other roads in the area earlier today.

According to Piringer, firefighters checked adjacent office and residential buildings for signs of gas while at the scene.

While the repairs are underway, Nebel Street is closed between Randolph Road and Old Georgetown Road.  There is no word on how long that utility work may take.

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