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Gas leak prompts evacuations in West Boise Saturday

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Gas leak prompts evacuations in West Boise Saturday

By On Your Side Newsroom. CREATED Aug 23, 2014

A natural gas leak in West Boise Saturday forced residents to evacuate, and it shut down a section of Ustick near Five Mile Road for several hours.

Construction workers hit a 4-inch, gas line shortly after noon, leading to mandatory evacuations of the Syringa apartments, the Family Dollar, and nearby homes.

Workers were able to secure the line around 4:00 p.m. and begin repairs.

Intermountain gas officials say this is the third time they have been called to repair a line in this construction zone.