Road reopens after gas leak in the Myrtle Beach area

River Oaks Drive has reopened Monday afternoon following a gas leak, according to Horry County Fire Rescue.

Hazmat and utility crews were called to the scene of a gas leak Monday morning. A portion of the road was closed for a few hours after damage was caused while an Horry County employee was operating a backhoe, according to HCFR.

River Oaks Drive from Augusta Plantation Drive to Portwest Drive has reopened to traffic.

HCFR said nearby neighbors were not evacuated during the incident.

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