A gas leak downtown closed parts of Huger Street for about 90 minutes Thursday.
About 2:30 p.m., a natural gas line was ruptured by construction workers at 635 Huger St., said Mark Ruppel, the Charleston Fire Department's public information officer.
Firefighters were dispatched at 2:34 p.m. and arrived within minutes. Though the leak was a minor one, firefighters closed Huger Street between Ashley and Rutledge avenues to pedestrians and vehicles until the leak could be repaired.
As a precaution, fire fighters had hose lines charged and ready in case of a fire. Several cross streets were blocked by hose lines.
The leak was repaired and the streets were opened to traffic about 4 p.m., Ruppel said. No one was injured in the incident.