Xcel Energy crews worked at the site of a gas line break near Arlington Avenue and Farrington Street in St. Paul.
Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune
Gas line struck, evacuees back at home in St. Paul's North End
- September 18, 2013 - 3:59 PM
Residents are back in their homes in St. Paul’s North End neighborhood after a gas line leak Wednesday morning forced their evacuation.
Patti Nystuen, a spokeswoman for Xcel Energy said they received a report at 10:12 a.m. of a gas leak after city workers struck a 2-inch mainline.
About 30 people were evacuated and roads were blocked around Arlington Avenue and Farrington Street as a precaution, according to the St. Paul Fire Department. Adjacent streets were also closed.
Xcel Energy had shut off gas in the area by 11:30 a.m. No gas readings were found in any homes and no injuries were reported.
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