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DIXON Route 38 near airport closed for gas leak

Mower hit a line; Nicor crews respond

DIXON – Traffic on state Route 38 by the airport was diverted Monday afternoon because of a gas leak near the intersection with Sink Hollow Road.

The Dixon Rural Fire Department responded to the call around 2 p.m., Fire Chief Sid Aurand said, and left at 2:28 p.m., after the road was closed and Nicor Gas Co. crews took over.

Someone hit a gas main while mowing, Aurand said.

As of 5 p.m., traffic on state Route 38 still was being diverted. Nicor spokesman Duane Bourne said he didn't know for sure when repairs would be finished.

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