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Gas Leak Forces Closure of 8th St S (US Hwy 75) from 12th Ave to 24th Ave S
Morning Rush Hour Traffic to be Affected
Drivers are urged to find alternate routes during the morning commute today as 8th St S (US Highway 75) is closed between 12th Ave S and 24th Ave S to allow for repair of a leak in a natural gas line.
Northbound traffic is being rerouted west on 24th Ave S to Rivershore Dr S, north on Rivershore Dr S to 5th St S, north on 5th St S to 12th Ave S, and east on 12th Ave S until rejoining 8th St S. Southbound traffic is being rerouted west on 12th Ave S to 4th St S, south on 4th St S to South Rivershore Dr, South to 24th Ave S, and east until rejoining 8th St S.
An estimated repair time is not currently available.
Area residents may notice natural gas smells outdoors in the area while repair efforts are underway. This is to be expected. Residents with concerns may still call 911 for assistance.
An additional press release will be issued when 8th St S is reopened.
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Jeff Wallin, Deputy Chief
Public Information Officer
Moorhead Fire Department