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A dozen homes evacuated after gas line hit in south Tulsa

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 23:29:05-04

UPDATE (10:28 p.m.) - ONG officials said three of four lanes have reopened. And one lane nearest to the break is the only one affected because of work crews.

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UPDATE (9:58 p.m.) - Homeowners are allowed back into their homes. Gas line was capped off at 7:30 p.m. and gas turned off to 40 homes.

ONG officials said crews will remain out to repair the line and hope to be completed by midnight.

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UPDATE (8:44 p.m.): Eastbound lanes of 81st Street between Mingo and Memorial have reopened. The westbound lanes are still closed at this time.

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TULSA -- About a dozen homes were evacuated after a gas line was hit in south Tulsa on Monday morning.

The incident was reported in the area of 9600 East 81st Street. Officials said at about 11:30 a.m., construction company workers hit an unmarked gas line on 81st Street.

The homes evacuated were located on 92nd East Avenue.

Oklahoma Natural Gas crews said they have capped the leak and crews are still on scene.

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