WECT Investigates: Penalties for contractor who ruptured utility lines, snarled traffic

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – If you had the misfortune of being on the local roadways last Friday in northern New Hanover County, you probably already know there were major traffic delays. Construction crews working on the Market Street overpass at Military Cutoff Road ruptured a gas line on Friday.

The repair work took hours and resulted in a partial road closure that put traffic at a virtual standstill. The 7000 block of Market Street, as well as northbound Military Cutoff Road onto Market Street, were closed. School buses were late bringing children home. One viewer called to say he missed a funeral because of all the traffic tie-ups…read more

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