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Area law enforcement and fire department personnel are on the scene Tuesday when a portion of Kandiyohi County Road 41 near Copperleaf Senior Living was closed for several hours because a high pressure gas line was accidentally broken by a utility crew. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Homes evacuated after gas line cut


WILLMAR -- Nearly 20 north Willmar homes were evacuated late Tuesday morning, and senior citizens moved out of danger after a two-inch natural gas line was cut.

The incident happened at about 10:45 am when a utility crew hit the line on County Road 41, which is also known as the Radio Station Road.

The high traffic road was blocked for about four hours while crews from CenterPoint Energy made repairs.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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