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Homes evacuated after gas line breaks in Mt. Lebanon

MT. LEBANON, Pa. — A gas leak has been capped and residents are being allowed to return home after officials evacuated several homes Tuesday.

A water company contractor hit a gas line in Mt. Lebanon.

Cedar Boulevard was closed between Mapleton and Florida avenues for the break in the 4-inch line, which is near Baywood Avenue, according to officials.

Seventeen homes and small apartment buildings in the immediate area were affected, according to fire officials. Eleven people were evacuated from some of them.