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Richland County, SC (WLTX) - A natural gas line break caused problems at a busy intersection in Northeast Richland County Wednesday afternoon.

The break happened at 10120 Two Notch Road behind a Publix grocery store.

The Columbia Fire Department says around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, someone was drilling in the area and hit a pipe.

As a precaution, eight businesses in the area were evacuated, and outside activities at Spring Valley High School were moved indoors.

Traffic in that immediate area was also blocked.

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