• Gas leak shuts down parts of major highway in DeKalb County

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    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A major underground gas leak closed Covington Highway near Swift Street in Lithonia Tuesday.

    A Channel 2 Action News photographer at the scene said he could see a steady cloud of fumes rising from the ground.

    The gas leak caused Covington Highway to close between Turner Hill Road and Klondike Road. DeKalb County Fire Department worked on the gas leak and capped the break by 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    The road will stay closed until a welder can finish the job.

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