WILX.com reports that a gas leak forced the evacuation of homes and businesses in Lansing's REO Town district, near South Washington Avenue and South Street Friday afternoon.

Just before 2:00 PM, authorities responded to the area, and closed off the streets near the leak. Minutes later, the decision was made to evacuate residents and businesses in the 1100 block of South Washington.

Around 3:15 PM, authorities gave the all clear after crews fixed the gas leak without incident.

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