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Onalaska Fire Dept. respond to gas leak near railroad tracks

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ONALASKA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The Onalaska fire department responded to a natural gas leak this morning.

It happened at the railroad tracks near 2nd avenue, according to the Onalaska fire chief.  A one inch gas line was accidentally cut while workers were extending the line.  The natural gas is used at the railroad tracks to power heaters that keep the switching spots from freezing.  The switching spots are where the tracks move so trains can pass each other.

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