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A post hole digger being used by a fence company punctured a natural gas line near the FEI Inc. building at 913 14th Street SW, ,just south of Interstate 94 Tuesday afternoon in Valley City, causing firefighters and police to evacuate the business and block off the road for about a half hour.
The Valley City Fire Department got word of the gas leak shortly after 1 p.m., and police and firefighters began leaving the scene about 1:45 p.m.
Valley City Fire Department Chief Gary Retterath said the leak caused by the hole digger was a small one in the recently installed gas line, â€śbut for safety's sakeâ€ť the leak was being dealt with quickly.
Read more in Wednesday's Times-Record.