Homes evacuated in Independence after gas leak - KCTV5 News


Homes evacuated in Independence after gas leak

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Four lanes of traffic were blocked off and homes were evacuated in Independence after a gas leak.

Tom Gentry, a spokesperson for the Independence Police Department, said the gas leak was in the area of 23rd Street between Crysler Avenue and Noland Road. It was reported about 10 a.m. and fixed an hour and a half later. 

A spokesperson for the gas company Missouri Gas Energy said a third party developer was drilling and hit a standard gas line. One home lost gas service and two to three homes had to be evacuated.

The gas company, fire department and Independence police were on the scene. The fire department were released shortly after 11:30 a.m., but police remained until the area was considered safe enough to allow people back into their homes.

No injuries were reported and the roads were re-opened once the gas leak was fixed.

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KCTV5's Jami Brinton contributed to this story.

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