Gas line ruptures, temporarily closes major Antioch road

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A major thoroughfare in South Nashville was closed temporarily Wednesday due to a gas leak.

Metro police said Murfreesboro Pike was shut down in both directions around 6:30 p.m. between Hamilton Church Road and Mt. View Road in Antioch. It was reopened about an hour later.

According to authorities, a gas line ruptured and nearby homes and businesses were evacuated as a precaution. No injuries were reported.

The Nashville Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management responded to the scene, and the gas company was called out to make repairs.

The cause of the rupture wasn’t immediately known.