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Saline gas leak causes road closures, evacuation

Roads will be closed for several hours

Orange construction barrels in Metro Detroit. (WDIV)
Orange construction barrels in Metro Detroit. (WDIV)

A contractor hit a gas line during construction of a residential development in Saline, resulting in an evacuation and road closures.

According the the Saline Police Department, a natural gas leak near Maple Road has resulted in the evacuation of the Saline District Library. Construction crews mistakenly struck a DTE natural gas line causing a substantial leak, authorities say. Maple Road has been closed between Echo Court and the Saline Area District Library.

The roadway will be shut down for several hours. Emergency responders as well as DTE Energy personnel are on the scene.