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Gas leak forces crews to close part of State St.

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A stretch of State Street was closed and three businesses evacuated here due to a gas leak Tuesday.

About 3:30 p.m. construction crews digging a hole alongside State Street near 4200 South hit a 4-inch gas line, said Salt Lake County Fire Capt. Frank Dalton. Hazardous material and Mountain Fuel crews were called to the scene to repair the broken pipe.As a precaution, State Street was closed between 3900 South and 4500 South, Dalton said. About 15 people from three nearby businesses were also evacuated.

The road reopened about 5 p.m.