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Edmonds neighborhood evacuated after mudslide breaches gas line

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EDMONDS, Wash. - An Edmonds neighborhood was evacuated Thursday morning after a mudslide breached a natural gas line, police said.

Most residents have now been allowed back home.

Emergency officials responded to the scene at about 5:40 a.m. after receiving reports of a gas leak.

About 30 homes in the surrounding area were evacuated while crews assessed the danger and worked to shut off the gas leak. About an hour later, the gas was shut off.

One home was hit by the mudslide, which measures about 50 feet by 100 feet. The house was occupied at the time, but everyone was able to get out safely.

About 9 a.m. the residents of all the homes except for the one hit by the slide were allowed to return home.

There were no reports of injuries.

Learn more about landslides, go to this Department of Natural Resources' site.

You can also go online to this homeowner's guide to landslides.




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