Gas line rupture closes West Lake street

A natural gas leak in the West Lake subdivision has temporarily shut down one street until Thursday afternoon.

The natural gas line ruptured near High Hampton Drive, which will be closed until about 1 p.m. while crews work to repair the leak, said Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division Director Pam Tucker in an email.

No one is being evacuated because of the leak, and motorists are being asked to avoid the area. Columbia County Fire Rescue crews are standing by, Tucker added.