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Natural gas leak forces Springville evacuations

First Published Apr 11 2014 06:57 am • Last Updated Apr 11 2014 01:09 pm

A natural gas leak forced evacuation of several homes in Springville early Friday morning.

Springville police Lt. Dave Caron said the leak was initially reported about 5 a.m. in the area of 50 North and 400 West.

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Questar crews were dispatched to find the source of the leak and repair it while firefighters and police secured the scene.

"The leak was caused by the failure of a gasket in the system. That portion of the system has been by-passed while repairs are being made," Caron said.

Springville City Hall was opened for evacuees until repairs were made and their homes cleared for re-occupation at 7 a.m.

Caron said residents were asked to have a firefighter test their homes first for any residual levels of gas before they entered.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




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