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Day care evacuated for gas leak near Jesup

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JESUP, Iowa — Authorities blocked off a two-mile area and evacuated an in-home child day care operation following a natural gas release this morning.

The leak was spotted about 7 a.m. on Jesup Road near Jubilee Road at a regulator on the Northern Natural Gas pipeline, according to Black Hawk County sheriff's deputies.

The plume was about 2 1/2 miles long moving east.

“It looks like ground fog, but it’s natural gas,” said Sheriff's Capt. Rick Abben.

Roads were blocked off, and school buses were re-routed while Northern Natural Gas crews capped the leak.

A similar leak was reported south of La Porte City earlier in the morning.


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