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MOUNT LEBANON (KDKA) — A broken gas line prompted the evacuation of a strip mall in Mount Lebanon Thursday afternoon.

According to Allegheny County, a three- to four-inch gas line was struck in the 1700 block of Cochran Road. It ruptured and began actively blowing gas.

The Virginia Manor Shops, including a Giant Eagle, a restaurant and a few other businesses, were evacuated for safety reasons.

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The gas line has since been shut off.

People were allowed back into the shops a short time later.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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