Gas Leak Causes Police to Evacuate Des Moines Homes

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Crews worked to repair a gas line in Des Moines (WHO-HD)

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DES MOINES, Iowa  --  Several homes in Des Moines were evacuated on Friday afternoon because of a gas leak.

A contractor accidentally hit a 4-inch gas line near 25th and Center Streets. Both MidAmerican Energy and hazmat crews responded, and police also closed a two-block area around the leak and evacuated the adjacent homes.

No one was injured and repairs were expected to take several hours.

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