Evacuations lifted in Conifer after unmarked gas line accidentally cut

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CONIFER, Colo. — An unmarked gas line was accidentally cut in Conifer on Wednesday morning, prompting some homes to be evacuated, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.

The sheriff’s office and firefighters were evacuating about 15 homes in the 30600 block of Kings Valley Drive where the line was cut.

The line was cut about 9:30 a.m. and Xcel Energy is shutting off gas to the 4-inch, natural gas line. It was repaired and the evacuation notices were lifted just afternoon.