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This is the scene of a gas leak in the background. A sing in the foreground points out the gas line. (Sarah Smith/Enterprise)

Gas leak shuts down streets near Park Rapids Wal-Mart

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Crews were on the scene of a large gas leak in Park Rapids that shut down traffic outside of Wal-Mart.

The leak, on the corner of Henrietta and Hollinger streets, was reported by a cable crew trenching lines.

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Cooperative Development of Bemidji struck the line shortly after 3:30 p.m.

Gas could been seen seeping out of the line and emergency crews responding were barricading streets and keeping traffic a safe distance away as vapors of gas poured into the air.

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