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Evacuations lifted after Newbury Park gas leak secured

Evacuations were lifted Wednesday after officials secured a gas leak in Newbury Park.

The ruptured pipe at Newbury and Haigh roads was secured at 1:30 p.m., said Ventura County Fire Department spokesman Bill Nash. The leaking pipe was in an underground vault that appeared to be crushed, breaking open the 10-inch distribution line.

All evacuations were lifted around 2 p.m. Local streets in the immediate repair area remained closed while crews finished repairwork, but all other road closures were lifted, Nash said.

Local residents may encounter some traffic during repair work, and the scene is being turned over the to the Gas Company, according to the fire department

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