Around 50 displaced after Morrisville apartments evacuated due to gas leak

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) – An apartment complex building off Morrisville Parkway was evacuated Thursday night following a gas leak, officials said.

PSNC told CBS North Carolina it sent crews to fix the gas leak. Crews were assisted by the Morrisville Fire Department.


The call to respond came just after 11 p.m. to head to the Bexley at Preston Apartments on Sterling Green Drive. There’s no word on what caused the leak.

Crews from Knightdale came to the scene to dig up the line and fix it. It took about 45 minutes from crews to arrive from there to Morrisville, officials said.

The scene was being cleared around 1:30 a.m. Friday and the crew was still working to fix the leak at that time, Morrisville Fire Department Battalion Chief Bobby Boening said. About 50 people were forced from their homes and should be able to return this morning. If they are unable to return, other accommodations will be provided to them for the night.

This story will b updated as more information becomes available.

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