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Gas Line Break Forces Evacuations

A couple of businesses and some residents were briefly evacuated in downtown Grass Valley after a gas line break on Colfax Avenue. Nevada County Consolidated Battalion Chief Jim Smith says they got the call around 1:45 this afternoon (Wednesday)…

Listen to Jim Smith 1

There were also some nearby residents who had to leave for a short time, and Smith says others included Hennessey School were sheltered down until the area was secured. That incident is over with now…

Listen to Jim Smith 2

It’s still not known why the construction crews were not aware of the gas line while they were working.

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