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2 Snyder homes evacuated after contractor strikes gas line

A private contractor Wednesday struck a gas line at the intersection of Grover Cleveland Highway and Maynard Drive in Amherst, according to a spokeswoman for National Fuel Gas.

Two nearby homes were evacuated, said Karen L. Merkel, the spokeswoman for National Fuel.

"We have crews that are on site to make the situation safe, which we anticipate will be anytime in the next 10 to 15 minutes," Merkel said shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday.

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