Emergency crews evacuated all buildings at 7th and Minnesota, including police headquarters, after a ruptured natural gas line at 1:12 p.m. Tuesday, April 16.
According to a Kansas City, Kan., Fire Department spokesman, there were no injuries in the incident.
Police headquarters, Security Bank, El Centro and Ray's Barber Shop were evacuated near the gas leak. Also, some smaller businesses west of the intersection were evacuated, because of the wind direction, the spokesman said.
In all, about 150 people were evacuated.
The spokesman said the natural gas line was struck by a contractor working on street replacement and storm sewer replacement.
Kansas Gas Service plugged the leaking gas line and made repairs to it, the Fire Department spokesman said.
Employees were allowed to re-enter their buildings after gas levels were checked inside all the evacuated buildings and were at the zero level, the spokesman said. The incident was over by 3:22 p.m.