Gas leak forces closure of section of Mars Hill Road

A section of Mars Hill Road from Butler’s Crossing at Hog Mountain Road to Burr Harris Road was closed down due to a gas leak, according to a notice issued at 5 p.m. by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.

The road could be closed to as late as 10 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.

Major construction is underway on Mars Hill Road, which is the main route to the Oconee Connector from Watkinsville. There was no immediate information available on what caused the leak.

 

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