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UPDATE: U.S. Highway 421 Reopens Following Repairs to Natural Gas Line

By Nathan Ham

U.S. Highway 421 is now open to traffic after repairs were completed on a leaking natural gas line. 

A social media post from the Boone Police Department alerted drivers to the road being reopened shortly before 5 p.m.

A natural gas leak reported on Thursday evening forced the closure of U.S. Highway 421 at the New River Bridge near Bamboo Road.

According to the Boone Police Department on Thursday, the road was expected to be closed “well into tomorrow (Friday).”

Detour signs were provided to help motorists navigate around the closed road.