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Traffic resumes on Piedmont and Monroe after afternoon gas leak | News

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Traffic resumes on Piedmont and Monroe after afternoon gas leak
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ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Traffic is moving through the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and Monroe Drive near Ansley Park Mall in Midtown Atlanta, after an extended closure Thursday afternoon, due to a leak in a 3-inch gas main.

Officials said shortly before 1 p.m., construction workers in the area hit the gas line. 

The break forced the evacuation of Smith's Olde Bar and Cowtippers, and blocked all lanes of traffic on Monroe Drive and Piedmont Avenue at the intersection near Ansley Mall. 

Workers from Atlanta Gas capped the break, and lanes along Monroe Drive and all but one northbound lane of Piedmont Avenue were reopened shortly before 4 p.m.

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