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By Chris Conte

Gas leak forces car dealership to evacuate


ROCHESTER (KTTC-DT)-- The Rochester fire department says they responded to two separate natural gas leaks on Thursday after the tanks were struck by plow drivers who couldn't see gas lines buried beneath the snow.

Around 6:15p.m. Thursday evening, fire fighters evacuated Rochester Nissan after a plow truck trying to clear snow from the side of the building hit a gas container hidden beneath nearly two feet of snow. No one was injured but officials cleared the surrounding area as a precaution until Minnesota Energy officials could turn the leaking line off.

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