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Employee detected gas leak

Industrial Boulevard was closed down for a couple of hours Sunday evening due to a gas leak from a meter at Austad’s Super Valu. Around 7:30 p.m. Barron County Dispatch notified the Turtle Lake Police Department of a gas leak at Austad’s. The Turtle Lake Fire Department also responded. A gas valve behind the store was said to have been spraying good. An employee was doing a door check prior to closing when the hissing was noticed. WE Energy responded and fixed the meter. Cause of the leak was unknown. Emergency personnel were on scene for more than two hours.

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