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Tuesday May 26th, 2015 7:55AM

Gas leak damages Friendship Road

By Staff
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Georgia Department of Transportation said a portion of Friendship Road will remain closed until at least 7 p.m. while repairs are made to the road following a gas main rupture Wednesday morning.<br /> <br /> GDOT's Teri Pope said the rupture occurred around 10 a.m.<br /> <br /> "A city of Buford contractor was working along the newly-opened lanes of State Route 347 when they hit a gas main - a six inch gas main," said Pope.<br /> <br /> She said the pressure of the leak damaged the roadway, so even though the leak has been stopped, there will still need to be repairs made to the road.<br /> <br /> At last report, the eastbound lanes of Friendship Road (SR 347) are open, but the westbound lanes between Highway 211 and Spout Springs Road are closed.<br /> <br /> <i>This story will be updated.</i>
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