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Cedar Rapids homes evacuated due to gas leak


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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