MERRILL — Residents surrounding the 500 block of N. State Street in Merrill have been allowed return to their homes, hours after a reported gas leak.
The leak prompted officials to evacuate several square blocks. Residents who have not been contacted are not in the evacuation zone.
City officials had been asking the public to stay out of the area. Wisconsin Public Service repaired the leak and residents were allowed back to their homes at around 7 p.m., according to police.