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Update June 28, 1:44 p.m.:
The gas leak has been repaired and traffic patterns should return to normal by about 1:45 p.m., authorities say.
Update June 28, 12:44 p.m.:
The gas leak on Wentworth Street has forced the evacuation of a number of downtown businesses.
SCE&G is on the scene working on the leak and estimate they'll have the problem patched up by 1:30 p.m. Traffic is currently being directed away from the area.
Several people have reported headaches due to the leak and motorists are being advised to avoid the area.