Minnesota ammonia leak leads to evacuation
The Associated Press
The Bismarck Tribune
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LAKE CITY, Minn. ó More than 100 people were evacuated from their homes in Lake City on Saturday after ammonia leaked from a rail car, blanketing part of town with noxious fumes.
U.S. Highway 61 was closed from Lake City south to Wabasha at around 7 a.m., and traffic was rerouted for several hours.
The leaking car was moved three miles south into an unpopulated area, authorities said, but the fumes kept building. The evacuation on the south end of this town on Lake Pepin began at around 7:45 a.m., and the fire department and a hazardous materials team were sent to stop the leak.
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