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Kane area is evacuated after truck rams gas regulator

May 1, 2014

Photo by Ted Lutz This natural gas regulatory station on Oak Street in Kane was destroyed Thursday when it was struck by a pickup truck driven by an alleged drunk driver. Gas flowing from a broken pipe forced the Kane Volunteer Fire Department to evacuate the area. No injuries were reported.

A major catastrophe was miraculously avoided Thursday in Kane when an alleged drunk driver in a pickup truck rammed a natural gas regulatory station on Oak Street.
"You dodged a bullet," said Bruce Manning, the director of the McKean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). "If there had been a spark, there would have been a big fire."
Businesses, industries and homes in the area of Oak and North Fraley streets were evacuated for about one hour following the noon-time incident.

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