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Update: Weekend Gas Leak Closes Road For 8 Hours In Washington

Posted: Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 at 6:23 am

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A caller reporting a smell of gas in Washington Saturday evening led to a road closure and eight hours of work by Alliant Energy crews. The Washington County Public Safety Center reports receiving information about a gas leak in the area of the railroad tracks on North 12th Avenue between East 4th and East 7th Streets.  A Washington Fire Department spokesman says the area was closed to traffic for about eight hours between 7 pm Saturday and 3 am Sunday morning as Alliant crews worked to repair a gas leak under the street.  The road remains open to traffic at this time and no other problems have been reported.