S. Topeka Blvd. Reopens, Crews Continue Investigating Gas Leak

By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: WIBW (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A broken gas line had a portion of South Topeka Boulevard shut down for a short period of time Tuesday night.

Topeka Fire crews were called just after 7 pm Tuesday to a ruptured gas line at S. Topeka Boulevard and 47th Street.

Fire officials say witnesses tell them a semi truck turning around hit the guard rails around an exposed pipe, ripping them out of the ground and breaking an inch-and-a-half supply line. S. Topeka Boulevard was closed only about 15 minutes while authorities assessed the situation, but fire crews stood by until 8:20 pm while Kansas Gas Service made repairs.

No one was injured and no evacuations were necessary.

The truck and driver have not been located.

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