Gas leak in Glendale cleared after homes, businesses evacuated
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UPDATE: The gas line has been turned off, according to We Energies. Crews have also searched homes and said they did not find any problems.
GLENDALE -- A gas leak prompted evacuations on the North Shore Wednesday morning.
A three to four inch natural gas line was hit around 9 a.m. by a contractor near Bender and Green Bay Roads in Glendale, according to We Energies.
North Shore Fire Chief Rob Whitaker said about 50 homes and businesses were evacuated as a precaution, but only 10 were occupied at this time of the day.
We are on scene with a natural gas leak in the area of Green Bay and Bender Rd. Area evacuations in progress.— NSFD (@NorthShoreFire) August 20, 2014
Whitaker said fire crews will go house-to-house to check on gas levels in homes.