SALEM Roads are closed and 12 homes were evacuated because of a natural gas leak in the 3800 block of 48th Avenue Northeast and Ricks Lane in Salem.

Cherriots Bus was helping to shelter evacuees until they can safely return home.

Meanwhile, Northwest Natural Gas was still trying to pinpoint the exact location of the leak as of noon Monday.

Marion County Fire District #1 was being assisted by PGE, the Marion County Sheriff's Office and Marion County Public Works at the scene.

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