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Gas leak closes Center Street in Provo Tuesday evening

Posted at 5:09 PM, Jan 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-08 22:43:39-05

PROVO, Utah — A gas leak forced the shutdown of Center Street in Provo Tuesday evening, the Provo Police Department said in a tweet.

The leak occurred on 225 W. Center Street, the tweet stated.

Center Street was closed between 200 and 300 West due to the leak.

According to officials with Dominion Energy, a forklift driver was doing construction in the area and hit a gas line, causing the leak and subsequent evacuations.

Officials said the street would be reopened about an hour after 5:45 p.m.