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Several hundred evacuated after gas leak near city hall in LaPorte

LAPORTE, Ind. -- A gas leak in LaPorte outside City Hall forced several hundred residents and downtown workers to evacuate.


People within a 12 block radius were evacuated from the area and taken to Lincoln Elementary School. 


Crews capped the leak around 7 p.m.


Officials say construction crews were working on a parking lot behind City Hall when they hit a steel gas line.  


One valve was easily shut down, but the other required digging and welding.  


NIPSCO representatives say dangerous levels of gas are a level four, but levels in downtown on Tuesday didn't reach .5



Residents may still experience foul smells, but should not be concerned.  





 

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