- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 6, 2014

VAIL, Colo. (AP) - A natural gas leak in Vail prompted the evacuation of about 600 hotel guests and residents.

Fire officials say the Wednesday afternoon leak also prompted the closure of a road. The leak was caused when construction workers in the area accidentally hit an underground pipe, causing a natural gas leak that was visible from the street.

There were no injuries.

KMGH-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1uomjgA ) that the gas leak will take about four hours to mitigate.

The station says The Salvation Army is providing food to those evacuated.

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Information from: KMGH-TV, https://www.thedenverchannel.com


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