Construction causes gas leak in Manhattan
MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - As of 9:22pm, Riley County Police Department announced the area of the gas leak was cleared and normal activities could resume via Twitter.
At 6:40pm, Kansas Gas Service had restored service to all but 8 customers, and allowed those who had to leave behind vehicles, in the earlier evacuation, to return to get their vehicles.
Just after 3:00pm, RCPD asked residents to avoid the area of 6th St. and Houston in Manhattan.
The Riley County Police Department says in a Facebook post that it is asking residents to avoid the area of 6th St. and Houston due to a gas leak. It said if residents are asked to evacuate, to do so quickly.
According to RCPD, the City of Manhattan was notified around 2:30 p.m. that a gas main was hit during stormwater construction in the 6th St. area.
RCPD said the Manhattan Fire Department is on the scene evacuating the area. It said Kansas Gas has also been notified and will be on the scene shortly.
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