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About four blocks in Preston were closed down for a few hours on Wednesday, Aug. 20, surrounding the area affected by a gas leak. Emergency and city vehicles block off Fillmore Street and emergency personnel stand by in the affected area.  BRETTA GRABAU/REPUBLICAN-LEADER
About four blocks in Preston were closed down for a few hours on Wednesday, Aug. 20, surrounding the area affected by a gas leak. Emergency and city vehicles block off Fillmore Street and emergency personnel stand by in the affected area. BRETTA GRABAU/REPUBLICAN-LEADER
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 8:06 AM

Preston received a rather unpleasant wake-up call on Wednesday, Aug. 20. As workers continued plugging away on the street project currently underway in both the business and residential areas of downtown Preston, the contractor hit a gas main on Houston Street, according to Jim Bakken, Preston's public works director.

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