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      Gas leak in Northwest D.C. closes O, P, 1st Streets

      Gas leak in NW D.C. (Photo: WJLA)

      A construction crew at a house hit a high-pressure gas line shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday, D.C. Fire states. A four-inch gas feeder line was struck.

      Workers are trying to control the leak, but gas was still leaking over hour after the initial hit.

      O Street, P Street, and 1st Street Northwest are closed. The area is cordoned off. Homes may be evacuated.

      The gas company and a hazardous materials team from the fire department are on the scene.