Propane Leak Forces Move of Vermont City Polling Place

Nov 6, 2012

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos says a propane leak in downtown Barre is forcing city officials to move the polling location.

Condos says the fire department ordered that that the electricity be shut off in the neighborhood around the Barre Auditorium, the city's polling location. The leak was detected at around 2 p.m.

Condos says he has sent officials from his office to help move the polling area to the Old Labor Hall on Granite Street.

A city dispatcher said at about 3:20 that the leak has been shut off, but officials were waiting for the gas to dissipate. Electricity has been restored, but the polling place is still being moved.

Condos says the polls in Barre still have to close at 7 p.m.

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