UPDATE: A Forsyth County road has reopened to local traffic after closing due to a broken gas line.
According to officials with the Forsyth County government, Old Atlanta Road between Chattahoochee Pointe Drive and St. Marlo Country Club Parkway has reopened to local traffic while still being closed to other drivers.
Crews with Atlanta Gas Light are continuing to work on repairs to the line, and the road is expected to remain closed until Friday evening. Officials said the area is considered safe.
Drivers are asked to plan routes accordingly and to pay attention to detour signage.
Nearby Johns Creek Elementary School detoured buses around the area when school let out on Friday, which was expected to cause bus delays.
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Officials with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office are asking drivers to take alternative routes due to a gas leak in south Forsyth.
In a news release, FCSO officials said Old Atlanta Road is currently closed between St. Marlo Country Club Parkway and Chattahoochee Pointe Drive due to the leak.
Forsyth County government officials said the leak occurred after contractors on the road hit the gas line.
Traffic is stopped in both directions as crews work to repair the line.
This story will be updated