Flint Police Department Reports Gas Line Leak and Explosion in Area of I-69 and Dort Hwy.

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The Flint Police Department is advising the public that a gas leak on Dort Hwy. between I-69 and Court St. resulted in an explosion at approximately 1:20pm today. I-69 Westbound and Eastbound was shut down, but has reopened. Dort Hwy between Court and Lapeer Rd. remains closed. Flint Fire Department in on scene assisting Consumers Energy crews with containment of the leak and the resulting fire. Two adult male motorists received burn injuries in the explosion and both were transported to Hurley Medical Center for care, both being listed Per Dr. Mercer in Non-Critical Stable Good.

Crews expect to have the fire contained and the leak under control within the hour. The Flint Police Department is coordinating traffic control with the Michigan State Police and is asking the public to avoid the area. The MTA Bus Station has been shut down and Amtrak, the Genesee County Road Commission and MDOT have been notified.  More information on the road closures and repairs will be made available on the FPD Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/flintpolicedept as it becomes available.

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Kristin Moore

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Kristin Moore is the Public Information/Communications Director for the City of Flint. She spent years working as a TV news reporter and anchor in and outside of Michigan. A Flint native, Kristin is excited to now be part of the team working to move Flint forward!
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