Updated as of 12:04 p.m. on March 12 to include an interview of personnel on scene, photos and an interactive map of where the gas leak was located.

East Haggard is closed from North Oak Avenue to Lawrence Street due to a gas leak, according to an E-Alert.

According to Dante Howell, construction personnel on scene, one of the construction workers hit an active, main gas line on Haggard Avenue. Following protocol, they called the fire department and closed off the area.

Howell said Piedmont Natural Gas company fixed the leak around 10:30 a.m.

“It was a scary ordeal though, when you have to evacuate and move people around because you don’t want an explosion,” Howell said. “People live around here, you know.”

As of 11:30 a.m. Howell said the road had been reopened for about an hour — though he is managing the flow of one-lane traffic just past Sheridan Place.

This is the third gas leak near or on Elon University’s campus in three months — with the first one causing an evacuation of Danieley D on Jan. 12 and the second causing another road block of East Haggard Avenue on Feb. 8.