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Gas line breakage:UPDATE

September 6, 2012

Emergency crews are evacuating a large part of Talihina after a gas line reportedly broke.

According to Emergency Management Director Michael Davidson, portions of Talihina have evacuated after a six inch gas line was broken by private contractors working on a road bore.
Several homes and businesses in the immediate area around the gas main were evacuated.
The City offices have temporarily been relocated to the Talihina Fire Department until the line is fixed.
According to Davidson, it may take up to seven hours before crews are able to have the leak contained.
Emergency crews will remain on standby until then.

UPDATE: 6:35 p.m. Workers are the scene are advising that repair work should be completed by approximately 7:35 this evening.

UPDATE: Workers fixed the pipe and the evacuation was lifted shortly after 9 p.m.

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