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Gas leak at sand mine leads to evacuation

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Blair (WQOW) - About 20 people were evacuated Tuesday morning after a gas leak at a sand mine.

It happened at Preferred Sands in Blair.  Police say an end loader dug too deep and hit a gas main.  No one was hurt.  As the problem was being fixed, people were evacuated within a half-mile of the mine for two to three hours.

 

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