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    Flat Rock residents urged to evacuate area due to hazardous fumes from gas leak


    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Wayne County health department are urging residents to evacuate the Flat Rock area until further notice due to hazardous fumes created by a gas leak, according to a statement released by the Michigan State Police on Saturday night.

    The affected area is bound by I-75 to the East, Gibraltar Road to the north, Cahill Road to the west and Woodruff Road to the South, and according to the release, the fumes were caused by a storage tank that leaked gasoline at Ford Motor Co.’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant.

    “We urge Michiganders in the affected areas to take swift action and evacuate their homes,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief MDHHS medical executive and chief deputy for health. 

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