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Repairs Being Made to Broken Gas Line in Valpo

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NIPSCO crews were on the scene early this afternoon repairing a gas line break under the 400 block of Weston Street in Valparaiso,  NIPSCO said the break apparently occurred when an earlier crew from the city's water department was digging in the area to repair a broken water line.   As a precaution to the gas leak, Ben Franklin Middle School located directly across the street from the gas line break, evacuated their students earlier today.  The gas line leak has since been secured and students have returned to their classes.
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NIPSCO repair crews at work on a gas line break in the 400 block of Weston Street in Valparaiso
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The gas line break is located in the area city's water department crews were excavating earlier in order to repair a leaking water line
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The gas line that broke under the 400 block of Weston Street in Valparaiso
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Looking south from Park Avenue where Weston Street is closed to Chestnut Street while repairs are being made to a broken gas line
(photos provided by Jay Stevens)
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