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UPDATE: Traffic back open on Highway 72 west after gas leak near Nance Road

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville Police and Fire reopened both directions of travel to traffic on Highway 72 west near the Nance Road intersection. Both directions of travel were shut down for some time because of a gas leak in the area.

A utility worker in the area tells us a construction worker cut a 4-inch gas line that started the leak. Crews now have the line shut down allowing workers to make the needed repairs.