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Gas leak closes Kilauea Avenue in Hilo

Published On: Dec 16 2013 08:45:00 AM HST

HILO, Hawaii -

Hilo Police report that a gas leak has required the closure of a busy Hilo thoroughfare Monday morning.

Fire officials report that a gas line at the intersection of Aupuni Street and Kilauea Avenue was ruptured due to road construction around 7 a.m.

Kilauea Avenue was closed between Mohouli and Hoku Streets around that time.

No evacuations were necessary and there were no reports of injury.

The closure is expected to last for 2-3 hours while the line is repaired.

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