• Busy Gwinnett County road reopens after gas leak

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    GWINNET COUNTY, Ga. - Crews have reopened a busy road hours after a gas leak in Gwinnett County. 

    It happened Tuesday just before 11 a.m., when a contractor drilling in the area hit the line. Gas continues to leak into the air, and the risk remains.

    Fire rescue crews have closed down a large section of Lester Road and Lawrenceville Highway in Lilburn. They were able to clamp the road just before 9 p.m. 


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    The congestion caused frustration on the road. 

    "I traveled and traveled and traveled and got frustrated. I got this close and couldn't even get out of the parking lot over here," said driver Albert Miller.

    Miller said the traffic on his way home from work was so bad, he parked his car in a Walmart parking lot and walked the rest of the way home. 

    Crews reopened the road early Wednesday morning.

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