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Gas leak closes part of Hoy Road

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MADISON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Madison police said Wednesday evening that all roads around a natural-gas leak had been reopened, but work to repair the ruptured line continued.

A spokeswoman for Centerpoint Energy says a contractor working in the area accidentally cut into a two-inch natural-gas line along Hoy Road, near the intersection with Highway 51, around 2:45 p.m. The entire intersection was closed at one point, and part of Hoy Road remained closed until sundown.

She says five nearby buildings were evacuated as a precaution -- but there was no fire, and no one was injured.

The spokeswoman says some customers could lose gas service temporarily as the repair work continued Wednesday night.

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