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Wauwatosa businesses evacuated because of gas leak

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Posted at 4:39 PM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 19:06:28-04

WAUWATOSA — A serious gas leak caused businesses to temporally evacuate on Wednesday afternoon, according to We Energies.

Construction crews struck a gas main near 101st Street and W. Innovation Drive about 4:00 p.m.

W. Innovation Drive is was temporally closed at Research Drive, preventing people who work along the dead end roadway from exiting, according to witnesses.

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We Energies cleared the scene about an hour later, according to a company spokesperson. Authorities expect traffic congestion in the area for the next several hours.

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