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Workers shut off gas line leak in Ambridge

| Monday, Aug. 13, 2007

Workers have shut off a gas leak that plagued an Ambridge neighborhood for several hours after a construction crew ruptured a high-pressure line.

Workers digging a sidewalk outside the new Ambridge High School broke the line shortly before 10:30 a.m. The line was a foot below the surface, according to fire and construction officials.

Residents on Duss and Lenz avenues, between 8th and 11th streets, were advised to keep their windows closed, air conditioners off and not light any flames.

Students attending a band camp at the adjacent high school and workers at both the old and new high schools were evacuated. The leak was capped shortly before 2 p.m.

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