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Posted: Thursday, 26 September 2013 7:19AM

Gas leak resolved, Henderson residents go home



HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) — Some Henderson residents who had to leave their homes due to a gas leak have been allowed to return.

Officials in the western Kentucky town evacuated 10 homes for about three hours Wednesday afternoon. Henderson Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Vanden Brook told The Gleaner in Henderson that a squirrel running along a power line caused a short, and power eventually went into the ground and pierced a gas line.

Officials said no one was injured, and no property damage was reported.

Henderson County Emergency Management Director Larry Koerber (KURB'-uhr) said the ruptured line was about 1 ¼ inches and made of metal. He said several hours passed after the power line short before someone smelled gas and reported it.

Green River Road was blocked for a while as workers dug to find the leak.

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