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Broken gas line repaired Wednesday afternoon in Genesee

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By Vicky Gits

A broken gas line was repaired at about 3 p.m. after a construction crew accidentally ruptured a 3-inch natural gas line Wednesday morning in Genesee, closing Grapevine Road from I-70 to Highway 74 west of Morrison.

The Sheriff's Office sent out a reverse-911 message urging homeowners within a quarter-mile radius of the break to evacuate their houses.

The break occurred 3 miles south of I-70 on Grapevine Road in the Riva Chase subdivision, at Forest Hills Drive and Shingle Creek Road, about 11 a.m.

There were no injuries or structures damaged. Five fire departments were on the scene as of 11:45 a.m. 

The accident happened at 984 S. Grapevine Road about 10:25 a.m.

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Contact Vicky Gits  at 303-350-1042 or at vicky@evergreenco.com.