South Trade St reopened in Matthews following gas leak, police say
A natural gas leak causing traffic issues in Matthews was cleared Saturday evening.
The Matthews Police Department said a leak near South Trade Street and Fullwood Lane closed that area of the road Saturday morning and told drivers to expect delays. Police said the best alternate routes were on Highway 51 or East John St.
Traffic Alert - Expect delays through the area of S. Trade St. and Fullwood Ln. due to a natural gas leak. @PiedmontNG is on scene now. Alternate routes are Hwy. 51 or E. John St. @MatthewsFireEMS @townofmatthews
— Matthews Police Department (@matthewspolice) December 10, 2022
ALSO READ: Firefighters believe gas leak caused explosion at Hickory apartment complex
The freshly reopened road was closed to drivers for almost 12 hours causing large delays.
Crews will be returning next week to finish final maintenance on the road.
(WATCH BELOW: Large gas leak shuts down busy Cornelius road; many report ‘roaring’ sound)