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Gas leak at sand mine leads to evacuation

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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