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Damaged line causes gas leak in Opelousas, no evacuations

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Posted at 9:45 AM, Apr 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-08 18:06:17-04

UPDATE: As of Friday afternoon, the gas leak has been contained and the "all clear" has been given.

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Construction in the area of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and N Market Street in Opelousas has caused a gas leak.

According to city officials, the public should avoid the area. The gas company is on the scene repairing the line.

The break in the line was caused by a construction crew in the area. No evacuations were deemed necessary.

The Opelousas Fire Department is also assisting in the area.

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