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UPDATE: Evacuation order lifted following gas line break near West Branch

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WEST BRANCH (KWWL) - About a dozen people evacuated after a gas line was ruptured near West Branch on Monday have been allowed back in their homes.

Cedar County authorities were called to the area of Eureka Avenue and 310th Street at around 11:30 a.m. Monday after a gas line was hit in a farm field.

Crews with Enterprise, the company that owns the line, are still making repairs, but the Cedar County Emergency Management Agency says evacuations were lifted at around 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Steve Kabela is a farmer and lives near the pipeline incident, he was forced to stop working on his fields.

"I was working out in the field doing some tillage and they came and said we needed to get out in the fields because there had been a pipeline hit and they didn't want us out there for safety reasons," said Kabela. 

Two houses were evacuated at first, but as of 5 p.m. Monday, 11 more houses were evacuated after a shift in wind direction. 

No injuries have been reported.

It could take until Friday to get the line repaired and back in service.

Justin Andrews contributed to this report.


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