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Panola Gas Leak Forces Evacuations

      More than 100 East Texans were evacuated after a natural gas pipeline leak.   Numerous homes in the Dixie Lake area near Carthage had to be evacuated.   It was around 9:40 this morning when the XTO Energy gas pipeline was discovered leaking. Officials evacuated a one square mile area.

     No one suffered any effects from the leak , and there is no word on when the pipeline will be repaired. XTO officials are offering to put the evacuees up in hotels while repairs are made.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting

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