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12/8/06-Longview

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 bhallmark@kltv.com

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