COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) — Investigators shut down Furys Ferry Road from Hardy McManus Road to the Georgia-South Carolina state line due to a gas leak for several hours Monday afternoon.

Around 6 p.m., the roadway reopened to traffic in both directions after a gas main was fixed.

Investigators say a construction crew working in the area hit a gas main. According to the Sheriff’s Office, county fire crews had a positive reading that gas had leaked under the roadway at Furys Ferry Road.

Around 2:30 p.m., the government of Columbia County put the ETA on repairs and the roadway reopening at upward of two to three hours since the gas leak was in the middle of the roadway. Atlanta Gas Light tells WJBF NewsChannel 6 that crews responded to safely make repairs, and no customers are affected.

No residents in the affected area were asked to evacuate, despite multiple subdivisions being in the affected area. Hardy McManus Road was used as the detour to and from South Carolina in Columbia County.

Columbia County Schools tells WJBF NewsChannel 6 that a small group of students who attend Greenbrier High School and Riverside Middle School were affected by the road closure and that schools reached out to parents of those students to come to pick them up because buses could not access the area. It did not cause any delays or issues with nearby schools.