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Gas leak causes evacuation in Hampton; local aid given

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An anhydrous ammonia leak forced an evacuation and road closures in the area of Hampton after a backhoe struck a pipeline Thursday night, emergency officials said.

An Arkansas Gravel Co. backhoe struck the pipeline near the intersection of Calhoun County Road 26 and Calhoun County Road 146 about 7 p.m., LeTresha Woodruff, public information officer for the Arkansas Division of Emergency Management, said late Thursday, according to reporting from the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. The leak was capped by about 10:30 p.m., she said.

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) issued a notice at 9:25 p.m. Thursday that a nine-mile section of U.S. 278 was closed; the section of highway remained closed Friday morning, but reopened in the afternoon.

Those on the east side of Hampton were evacuated to........

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