Midtown construction site evacuated because of gas leak - Tucson News Now

Construction site evacuated because of gas leak

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A gas leak forced the evacuation of a Midtown construction site today.

100 people, mostly workers on the site at North Campbell Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard, were removed from the area while the leak was contained.

According to Southwest Gas, one of its vendors, Northern Pipeline was doing work on a pipeline and a coupling came loose, causing the leak.

The gas line is now secure and people are being allowed back in the area, but the workers are being kept off the site until gas levels are determined to be safe.

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