(Finley, WA) -- Crews working off Finley Road apparently struck a 4-inch natural gas line early Monday afternoon and forced evacuations in the surrounding area, Benton County Fire District One Captain Ron Fryer says this happened around 12:50pm. It forced the closure of several roads including:

Mortain and Main

Finley Road and Game Farm Road

Finley and Main Street

Finley and Walter

The evacuation center is set up at Old Finley Elementary School. Affected residents were notified via the Code Red App. According to BCFD #1a subcontractor working on the line punctured it. Gas was shut off, but it is still leaking from the line. Authorities are asking you to avoid the area.

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