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SAUGET, Ill. – One person is injured after a sewer cover was blown off Thursday morning in Sauget.

Sauget firefighters say the power line fell over Route 3 near Monsanto Avenue and energized a sewer next to a chemical plant, which then ignited the gas inside the sewer, blowing off a manhole cover.

One person was injured, but the injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

Crews are at the scene making repairs.

Route 3 re-opened after a brief closure.

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