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Paducah gas leak caused voluntary home evacuation

PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A gas leak in Paducah that caused a voluntary evacuation of homes early Tuesday morning has been taken care of, according to officials.

According to the Paducah Police Department, crews were called to the scene around 1 a.m. for a gas leak in the 800 to 1000 block of North Twenty-third and North Twenty-fourth streets.

Paducah Fire Department officials say the gas leak happened when someone accidentally backed over a gas meter. 

People living around the gas leak were asked to evacuate their homes until the leak was under control, however police say this was not a mandatory evacuation.

Within an hour, those who evacuated were able to return to their homes. 

The damage is expected to be permanently fixed sometime Tuesday morning.  

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