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Multiple gas line explosions force evacuations

The explosions are near the Webb Brothers and Moons Grocery store on East Broad Street.  (Courtesy: Greene County Sheriff's Office)
The explosions are near the Webb Brothers and Moons Grocery store on East Broad Street. (Courtesy: Greene County Sheriff's Office)
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Updated: 6/04/2013 2:14 pm
GREENE COUNTY, Ga. (WSB-TV) -- First responders are evacuating homes after multiple gas line explosions in Greensboro, Ga., about an hour east of Atlanta.

The explosions are near the Webb Brothers and Moons Grocery store on East Broad Street. The explosions happened just before 10 a.m. About 840 customers are without gas as a result of the accident.

Greensboro City Manager Larry Postell told Channel 2's Carl Willis that crews were working on the main valve from the high pressure line that feeds the city. Somehow a fire started during the project. Authorities told Channel 2 Action News the valve blew and began shooting flames about about 50 feet high.

East Broad Street and Highway 15 South near the explosion site is closed to traffic.

There are no reports of injuries.

The name of the gas company vendor that was working on the project is unknown.

Postell said gas should be restored by Wednesday morning.
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