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Excavator strikes a gas line in La Salle

Workers attempt to shut off a gas line after it was ruptured in a La Salle neighborhood Tuesday morning.
Workers attempt to shut off a gas line after it was ruptured in a La Salle neighborhood Tuesday morning.

An excavator stuck a gas line while working at a house this morning on Hennepin Street that's between Ninth and 10 th streets in La Salle.

That block was shut down for traffic until gas could be shut off. La Salle police, fire and EMS were on scene, as was Ameren Illinois. Firefighters said homes did not have to be evacuate during the incident.

The gas was shut off by 10:05 a.m., and La Salle firefighters returned to their station.

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