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Repairs complete in Amherst County, evacuations lifted

The Sheriff's Office is working with the county's Public Safety Dept.

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AMHERST COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE:  The Amherst County Sheriff's Office says all roads are now open and it is safe for people to return home.

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Amherst County Sheriff's Office says it's currently working on repairing a propane gas leak at Cooper Steel in Monroe.

The deputies are working with the county's Public Safety department, and say the gas leak is due to flash flood waters.

The Sheriff's Office Facebook post says all roads within a half a mile of Cooper Steel are closed, and neighbors are being evacuated as a precaution.

Crews are on their way now to access the situation.