Streets, businesses reopen after gas leak in downtown Greenville

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – Greenville Police say they have reopened River Street after a gas leak near the Embassy Suites in downtown Greenville.

People and businesses have been cleared to return to the area that was closed during the leak.

Police say a construction company working on a garage at the Embassy Suites hit a gas line around 1:45pm Wednesday.

They evacuated Embassy Suites and any businesses in that area including the Peace Center.

Piedmont Natural gas was called to the scene to make repairs to the gas line.

Police had tweeted earlier that the Swamp Rabbit Trail – between Falls Park and Linky Stone Park – (River Street) was CLOSED until further notice and has since REOPENED.

River Street, from Falls Park Drive to Broad Street was also closed for just over an hour.

Greenville Fire Department Dispatch says the leak happened at 201 Riverplace in downtown Greenville.

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