We are now seeing reports that the gas leak in Eau Claire has been contained with no further damage, and the evacuation is being canceled.

Yesterday a house exploded.  This morning Highway 53 was shut down and the neighborhood evacuated due to a truck spilling Ammonium Hydrate and diesel on the highway, with fear of explosion.

Now this from the Eau Claire Police:

Update! Evacuating Chippewa, Niagara, Broadway, and Hudson St from 1st through 2nd Ave. Owen Park is also being evacuated.
Gas line was cut in the area of 1st and Water. Xcel Energy and ECFD are on scene. We are currently evacuating the areas of Chippewa St. and Niagara St. along 1st and 2nd Ave. Please avoid the area and we will update ASAP.
Please avoid that part of town and be really careful.

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Steve Hanson

Steve is a web designer and recently retired from running the hosting and development company Cruiskeen Consulting LLC. Cruiskeen Consulting LLC is the parent company of Wis.Community, and publication of this site continues after his retirement.

Steve is a member of LION Publishers and the Local Media Consortium, is active in Health Dunn Right, and is vice-president of the League of Women Voters of the greater Chippewa Valley

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