Gas Line Severed In Caldwell County, Nearby Residents Should ‘Shelter In Place’

CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. — A main gas line has been severed in the Hudson area of Caldwell County, according to county officials.

The Piedmont Natural Gas gas line on Hickory Boulevard, located at Smokey Mountain Furniture, was severed resulting in officials requesting for nearby residents shelter in place and limit time outdoors. Residents should be aware of new onset of headache, dizziness, and nausea.

US 321 is closed between Mission Road and Pine Mountain Road in both directions, according to a news release. Use alternate routes for travel and be prepared for delays.

Repairs are expected to take around 10 hours complete.

Piedmont Natural Gas is on site along with Hudson Fire, Sawmills Fire, Hudson Police Department, NC Highway Patrol, and Caldwell County Emergency Management are on site at this time.