Car hits East Memphis house, causes gas leak

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A car caused a gas leak by running into a house in East Memphis, forcing officials to evacuate nearby homes.

The car lost control and hit the house at 1268 S. Perkins sometimes between 8 and 9 p.m., damaging the gas line. No injuries were reported to officials.

Officers did evacuate nearby homes and diverted traffic in a one-block radius.

Memphis Police contacted MLGW. A WREG photographer at the scene reported a strong gas smell in the area.

The issue was resolved, and all lanes of traffic were reopened around 9:58 p.m.

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