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Gas leaks into Chapel Hill creek

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -

Chapel Hill officials are investigating a gas leak from the Family Fare BP on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, they said Friday afternoon.

Authorities said an unknown quantity of gas leaked into a local stream.

Friday evening, officials said the cleanup was continuing, and that no signs of gasoline had been found in Eastwood Lake or areas downstream.

Chapel Hill Fire Department crews created multiple dams and laid absorbent booms to capture any possible gasoline in the water, officials said.

The Chapel Hill Fire Department and the Chapel Hill Police Department were on the scene Friday with Orange County Emergency Services and the N.C. Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (NCDENR). Currently, testing is taking place for the presence of gasoline in local streams.

The Code Red Emergency Notification system will be conducted for the Booker Creek area. Precautionary measures are being taken to capture any possible traces of gasoline.

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