Gas leak causes Racine county evacuations

CREATED May 4, 2013 - UPDATED: May 5, 2013

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NORWAY, Wis. - A number of Racine County residents had to be evacuated Saturday afternoon after a reported gas leak.

Racine County sheriff's deputies asked everyone living in a one-block radius of the leak outside 7220 W. Wind Lake Road in the Town of Norway to voluntarily get out, starting around 12:15pm.

A caller told police they had accidentally hit a natural gas line with an auger.

WE Engeries, along with the Wind Lake and Tichigan fire departments responded to the scene.

Residents were allowed back into their homes shortly before 4:00pm Saturday.