Roads reopen following gas leak near Central and San Mateo

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – There were some scary moments Wednesday morning when a crew working on the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project hit a gas line, causing a leak and forcing the evacuation of nearby businesses.

It happened just before 10:30 a.m. near Central and San Mateo.

Three businesses were evacuated and the Albuquerque Fire Department stayed on scene while the gas company repaired the break. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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