Gas leak causes evacuation, road closure
COLUMBIA - A gas leak Tuesday afternoon caused evacuations and a road closure on Hinkson Avenue.
Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief John Metz said somebody hit a gas line while working on the road.
Metz said Hinkson Avenue was closed from William Street to Old U.S. 63 Highway.
The area was evacuated but the fire department later allowed residents to return to their homes.
Connie Kacprowicz with Columbia Water and Light said the gas line only served one apartment complex.