Gas Leak Shuts Down Part Of Popular Matthews Area Shopping Center

MATTHEWS, NC — Police say crews are working to repair a gas leak that shut down part of the Sycamore Commons Shopping Center on Matthews Township Parkway Friday afternoon.

In a Twitter post Friday afternoon, police said the parking lot to Best Buy had been closed for crews to assess and repair the issue. Piedmont Natural Gas and Matthews Fire and EMS also responded to the scene.

Officials say the leak resulted from a pipe being hit by construction crews working in the area. Crews are in the process of making the necessary repairs.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.