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Jerry Larson — Waco Tribune-Herald

A U.S. Postal Service truck struck a gas meter on Chapel Drive, near the Hewitt Drive intersection, causing the road to be briefly shut down Wednesday.

Although the wreck ruptured a 6-inch gas line and initially raised fears of a gas leak, on-scene first responders were able to turn off the valve quickly, fire officials said. No evacuations were necessary.

The occupants of the vehicles involved in the wreck, which included a postal service employee and the driver of a Mustang, did not report serious injuries, according to police.

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