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12/9/06-Panola County

Carthage Gas Leak Still Under Repair

Officials say many residents displaced by Friday's gas leak in Panola County still can't return to their homes.   The gas leak just north of Dixie Lake happened after a natural gas line was ruptured by a drilling crew.

As a precaution, more than 100 residents were evacuated to the Panola County Expo Center.   Deputies say they were notified about the rupture when residents saw bubbles in the lake.

Late this evening several residents were allowed to return to homes that were deemed "safe". It's unclear exactly when residents will be allowed back home.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.

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