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Milwaukee Public Market re-opens after evacuation due to gas leak

Posted: 3:25 PM, Oct 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-04 22:22:49Z
Public Market evacuated due to gas leak
Public Market evacuated due to gas leak

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Public Market and parts of the surrounding area were evacuated due to a gas leak Wednesday afternoon, the Milwaukee Fire Department says.

The fire department told TODAY'S TMJ4 they were evacuating "quite a bit" in the area of N. Water St. and E. St. Paul Ave.

As of about 3:45 p.m., the leak was capped, according to We Energies, though the immediate area is expected to remain closed for hours as crews continue their work. The Public Market was re-opened shortly after 4:00 p.m.

There's no word yet on what caused the gas leak.