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Gas Leak Prompts Home Evacuations, School Lockdown In Grosse Pointe Woods

GROSSE POINTE WOODS (WWJ) - Some Grosse Pointe Woods residents were evacuated and Grosse Pointe North High School was locked down Tuesday, due to a gas leak.

According to Grosse Pointe Woods police, a major gas line was struck by a construction crew at work on Wedgewood St., near Vernier Rd. and Morningside Dr., late in the morning.

Homes in the immediate area, from Wedgewood to the Grosse Pointe Woods east limits, were evacuated.

The gas has since turned off, police said. People have been allowed back into their homes and school operations are back to normal.

However, with repairs ongoing into the afternoon Vernier between Morningside and Lake Shore Drive will remain closed. Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

No injuries or illnesses were reported in connection with the leak.

The repairs, by a DTE Energy crew, were expected to be completed by around 5 p.m.


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