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Gas line ruptures, downtown buildings evacuated

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)—A gas leak has forced evacuation of several buildings at Belvidere and Canal Streets, including a Virginia Commonwealth University dormitory.

CBS 6 is on the scene and has confirmed that a contractor hit a gas line. The call for assistance came at 8:30 p.m. on Monday.

The Department of Public Utilities was able to cut the line off. Everything is now back to normal.

This has been a breaking news alert and we will have more information at 11 p.m., on CBS 6 and on WTVR.com.

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