Gas leak shuts down roads in southern Durham. Avoid these areas.

Two busy intersections in southern Durham are closed to traffic Wednesday afternoon.

The closures were prompted by a damaged gas line in the 4500 block of Hope Valley Road, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.

As of 1:46 p.m., the road closures were located at the intersection of Hope Valley Road and West Woodcroft Parkway and where Shady Creek Drive intersects with South Roxboro Street.

Motorists were advised to avoid the areas, “if possible,” Michael said.

Colin Warren-Hicks: 919-419-6636, @CWarrenHicks