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UPDATE: Portland residents impacted by gas breech given "all clear"

Posted: 7:56 PM, May 23, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-24 09:17:14-04
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PORTLAND, Mich. — Portland residents who had to leave their homes due to a gas breech were given the "all clear" by city leaders Friday night at just befor 10 p.m.

The breech was initially reported near Grand River Avenue and West St.

An evacuation was conducted due to what police called "a large gas main breech."

That breech was believed to have been caused by what authorities are calling a horizontal drill or auger.

Consumer's Energy worked on repairing the leak.

Twelve homes and a church were evacuated.

Ionia County Central Dispatch posted to Facebook around 3:45 p.m. that residents were being evacuated and taken to City Hall.

For a time, Grand River Avenue was closed to traffic.

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