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Some lanes reopen following gas line incident on Route 29 Business in Madison Heights

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Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 11:01 AM EDT
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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Northbound lanes are back open, with southbound restricted to one lane. Lakeview Drive has also reopened.

The closure is expected to last until Wednesday.

A gas line was cut by a contractor during work on an improvement project.

EARLIER: All lanes of U.S. Route 29 Business are closed near Lakeview Drive in Madison Heights.

VDOT says emergency crews are on the scene of an incident involving a gas line.

The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post there is a gas leak and asked drivers to find alternate routes. Lakeview Drive is directly across from the Madison Heights Hardee’s restaurant.

****Traffic Alert**** ****Update - 11:35 AM - Northbound lanes are now open, southbound remains reduced to one lane,...

Posted by Amherst County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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