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UPDATE: Gas leak prompts temporary evacuations

Posted at 3:57 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 18:55:31-04

A natural gas leak has prompted evacuations south of Omaha’s Old Market.

5:10 p.m. update:

MUD says gas in the area has been shut off, affecting 11 customers.  Crews are working to repair the main and restore service.

4:33 p.m. update:

 

4:30 p.m. update: 

Firefighters allow people to go back inside the downtown Omaha post office.

4:19 Update:

Fire officials tell KMTV they've evacuated a one-block radius from 11th and Briggs streets. Police were called to the area because a teenager, located near 11th and Williams, insisted on smoking.  Police were also asked to help with traffic control.

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