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Gas leak repaired after forcing evacuation of block in downtown Paris

A gas leak in Paris has been repaired and Main Street has reopened.

The leak resulted in Main Street being shut down from the courthouse to North Middletown Road for a time Tuesday night.

The 100 block of High Street also was evacuated.

Someone putting up a fence hit a gas line while digging near East Main and Second streets, according to a Paris police dispatcher.

The rupture occurred about 7 p.m.

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