Police in North Myrtle Beach are reopening all lanes of U.S. 17 between Second Avenue North and Eighth Avenue North. The lanes had been closed briefly because of a gas leak, according to the city's spokesman Patrick Dowling. The leak happened when a construction crew working in the 500 block of U.S. 17 struck the line and broke it, Dowling said. He said people were evacuated from several stores in the area as a precaution. Officials from South Carolina Electric and Gas responded to the problem, he said.