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Gas Leak Closes Cool Springs Boulevard, Carothers Parkway

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Oct 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-12 17:56:18-04

A gas leak in Franklin affected rush hour traffic.

Authorities with the Franklin Police Department said a substantial gas leak closed a portion of Cool Springs Boulevard and Carothers Parkway.

Reports stated the leak was not yet under control as of just before 4 p.m. Thursday, adding northbound Carothers Parkway was closed at Crescent Center and eastbound Cool Springs Boulevard was closed at Carothers Parkway.

Just before 4:45 p.m., authorities confirmed Carothers had reopened, but Cool Springs Boulevard remained closed.

Drivers were urged to seek alternate routes. Police said congestion was heavy, and they expected it to get worse.