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Gas leak forces evacuations in St. Albans

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ST. ALBANS, Vt. -

A utility crew in St. Albans Town struck a gas line and caused a leak that forced several people out of their homes Wednesday.

Officials say about 30 people needed to be evacuated when an excavator digging to install new street lights hit a natural gas pipe on the corner of Seymour Road and Route 7. No one was hurt. Crews say northerly winds helped carry the gas away from the homes.

The evacuation lasted about two and a half hours.

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