Gas Leak Shuts Down Poplar Avenue in East Memphis

Gas Leak Shuts Down Poplar Avenue in East Memphis

Traffic is once again moving smoothly on Poplar Avenue after a gas leak Friday afternoon.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Traffic is once again moving smoothly on Poplar Avenue after a gas leak Friday afternoon.

It happened around 2 p.m. just east of Mendenhall in east Memphis.

Workers accidentally cut a one-inch gas service line while doing work on sewers in the area.

Poplar was blocked from Mendenhall to truse parkway for a short time while mlgw crews worked to fix the problem. Businesses in the area were also evacuated.

Poplar was back open to traffic a couple of hours later.

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