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DES MOINES, Iowa – Authorities are working to stop a gas leak that started after a vehicle crashed into a building in Des Moines.

Fire officials say the leak is not a threat to the public, but they have shut down roads in the 2100 block of E. 14th Street.

Police say a driver lost control and crashed into a building at 2104 E. 14th Street just before 10 p.m. The crash took out the gas meter and officers on the scene could hear natural gas pouring out.

Officers evacuated the building and requested help from MidAmerican Energy.

The driver of the crashed vehicle left the scene before police arrived.