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National Harbor Entrances Shut Down, Reopened Due to Gas Leak

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Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department

Entrances to National Harbor, Maryland, were shut down early Sunday and reopened about five hours later after a gas leak, officials say. 

A construction crew broke a 4 to 6-inch gas line at Fleet and Waterfront streets before 8 a.m., the Prince George’s County fire department said. 

Only residents were allowed into National Harbor, the fire department said. Drivers were asked to avoid the area. Hotel guests were sheltering in place. No gas readings were detected inside. 

Utility crews secured the leak, and all entrances to National Harbor had reopened by about 1 p.m. 

The intersection of Fleet and Waterfront streets remains closed, and people are asked to avoid the area.

Stay with NBC Washington for more details on this developing story. 

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