Part of Highway 707 in Murrells Inlet shut down because of gas leak

Update: Highway 707 is open and the leak has been contained.

Murrells Inlet Garden City FIre Captain Nick Juliano has confirmed a gas leak near SC 707 and Tournament Boulevard in Murrells Inlet Saturday afternoon.

Juliano said part of 707 was shut down Saturday afternoon. He added that fire crews have located the leak but were keeping the area closed off for the time being for safety.

Those in the area were advised to close all windows and doors and stay indoors until the area was cleared.