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Craig Road shut down due to gas leak

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Construction work in the area of Craig Road and Interstate 15 led to a natural gas leak on Monday.

According to North Las Vegas fire, the leak was reported about 11 a.m. in the area of Berg Street and Craig Road.

NLV fire said the smell of rotten eggs was detected during the leak. According to an official with Southwest Gas, a backhoe performing a "dig-in" caused a puncture in a four to five-inch line.

Traffic was halted at the southbound I-15 at Craig, Craig from Pecos to Losee roads, and Berg from Craig to Lone Mountain Road, NLV fire reported.

Traffic was shut down for a couple of hours as firefighters contained the leak. Southwest Gas was called to stop the leak and repair the line, fire officials said.

Area businesses were also evacuated as a result of the leak.

The gas leak was secured by 1:30 p.m. and authorities reopened traffic by 3 p.m., officials said.

There were no injuries from the incident.

Eight fire units from North Las Vegas, Clark County and Las Vegas were called to assist the in the leak repair.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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