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Cedar Rapids homes evacuated due to gas leak

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department says they have evacuated people from homes in the area of Blairs Ferry Road and Windy Meadow Lane NE due to a gas line break.

Greg Buelow, Public Information Officer for the Cedar Rapids Fire Department, says five people from area homes were evacuated after a contractor installing fiber optic lines hit a two inch gas line.

Traffic on Blairs Ferry Road is blocked in both directions.

Mid-American Energy is on scene to make repairs.  Buelow says it could be up to two hours before it is complete.

No injuries have been reported.

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