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Marion finds gas leak source

By Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Apr 18 2013 09:42:45 AM CDT
Updated On: Apr 18 2013 10:01:40 AM CDT
GAS LEAK 2
MARION, Va. -

Authorities in Marion, Virginia say they have located the source of gasoline that ended up in the sanitary sewer system.

Smyth County emergency management director Charles Harrington said gasoline was leaking from an underground tank at the Marathon gas station on the east end of town. He says the tanks are older and that all underground tanks will eventually leak.

Harrington says there is no danger to the public or problems with the sewer system due to the leak they first identified on Tuesday.

He says they expect to have it all cleaned up before the weekend.

We're told the smell of gasoline led crews to search the area and found the gasoline in the sewer. They've been on the scene since Tuesday.