Newport News Target open for Black Friday after gas leak

Newport News Target open for Black Friday after gas leak

Credit: Janet Roach, 13News

A woman waits outside the Target store on Jefferson Ave. for the 9pm opening Thursday.

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on November 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 23 at 10:05 AM

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NEWPORT NEWS - A gas leak at a Newport News Target didn't delay the store's 9:00 p.m. Thursday opening for shoppers who wanted an early start on Black Friday deals.

Authorities say the leak happened around 3:00 p.m. Wednesday. Workers said the store was evacuated as a precaution, but no one was hurt.

Fire officials say there was a slight odor of gas when they arrived. They were able to get the leak stopped and then ventilated the store. Crews left about an hour later.

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