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Suspected gas leak in Gainesville turns out not to be leak, some sought medical help

Liberty Utilities staff discovered a suspected gas odor Monday in Gainesville was “not due to a gas leak or any hazardous condition associated with any of their utility lines or facilities,” Gainesville Police wrote in a Wednesday afternoon Facebook post. “The odor was discovered to be related to another commercial business in the area and not associated to any gas lines. The incident has been resolved at this time.”

Gainesville Fire Department spokesman Keith Smith said some people were taken to the hospital for nausea, lightheadedness or headaches, but he didn’t know the total number. 

Gainesville Police, the Gainesville Fire Department and Liberty Utilities had been researching reports that had come in from areas including Candler Road, Browns Bridge Road and Dawsonville Highway.