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Area near I-25 and Orchard Road reopens after gas line rupture

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — A ruptured gas line forced the closure of Greenwood Plaza Boulevard on Thursday night, South Metro Fire Rescue said.

Crews responded to the area north of Orchard Road between Interstate 25 and Quebec Street where they said there was a heavy odor.

The problem with the 2-inch line first appeared before 7:30 p.m.

Crews from Xcel Energy were on scene working on repairs.

The line was clamped and the scene was deemed safe about midnight.