Mudslide crashes into Edmonds home; dozens evacuated after gas leak

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EDMONDS, Wash. -- At least 40 people were evacuated after a mudslide crashed into an Edmonds home causing a gas leak Thursday morning.

According to South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue, the slide happened at N Meadowdale Rd and 73rd Pl W.

Spokesperson Leslie Hynes the slide was about 50 feet by 100 feet. The slide also caused a gas leak.

Hynes said at least 40 people in 30 nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution between 72nd and 76th Pl W. Puget Sound Energy crews secured the gas line shortly before 7:00 a.m.

Edmonds police said some residents were allowed to return home around 8:00 a.m., but that several would remain evacuated while engineers evaluated the area.

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