Update: Section of 40W Closed in Rocky Mount After Gas Leak


Rocky Mount, VA- The stretch of Route 40 West in Rocky Mount that was closed due to a gas leak is back open in both directions.


Rocky Mount, VA - A stretch of Route 40 West in Rocky Mount was closed in both directions after a gas leak Saturday evening.

That is according to neighboring business, 40 West Food Fare. We were unable to reach officials but an employee at the business, located about five minutes up the road, tells us that a woman thought she was putting her vehicle in reverse, but it was in drive, and she hit a gas line at CVS.

Again, that is an unconfirmed report. We will bring you more information as we get it.