Gas leak causes evacuation in central Topeka neighborhood

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Emergency crews were on the scene Monday morning after a gas main was hit by a city repair crew.

The gas leak was reported just after 10 a.m. Monday near Boswell Ct. and 22nd Park, just south of Washburn University.

Police tell KSNT News some of the residents have been evacuated as a precaution. Topeka Police are helping with traffic control.

Topeka Fire Marshal Michael Martin said it was a crew with the City of Topeka that hit the line while working to fix a watermain break. The city reported the leak was fixed by Monday afternoon.

 

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