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Update: Gas leak that prompted evacuation of Mille Lacs resort has been fixed

"Everyone can return to their homes on Mille Lacs Island Resort," the update said.

Update - 4 p.m.

The gas leak that prompted an evacuation order for Mille Lacs Island Resort has been fixed.

In an afternoon update, the Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office said the leak — caused by a cut gas line — was resolved, and gas service was restored.

"Everyone can return to their homes on Mille Lacs Island Resort," the update said.

The sheriff's office also apologized again for sending the evacuation order out "further than intended." Residents in several nearby counties received an Emergency Alert System notification telling them, falsely, they needed to evacuate.

You can read more about the "inadvertent" emergency evacuation order in our story from this afternoon.

Related: Emergency evacuation order accidentally sent to residents in multiple Minnesota counties

The original story from Wednesday morning is below.

Original story

Authorities are directing everyone at a Mille Lacs resort to leave the area because of a cut gas line.

According to a Facebook post from the Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office, a "main gas line" was cut on Highway 27, just east of the main entrance to Mille Lacs Island Resort.

"We are asking everyone at this time who is currently on Mille Lacs Island Resort to go to the Community building which is located just north of the main offices at Mille Lacs Island Resort," the sheriff's office said. 

Sheriff's deputies and members of the Isle Fire Department are going door to door to make sure everyone is notified.

The sheriff's office says the situation is still developing, adding it will provide more updates when they are available.

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