Streets reopened after crews respond to gas leak south of Topeka

Published: Oct. 21, 2021 at 6:10 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Several streets were reopened after they had been shut down early Thursday as crews responded to a report of a gas leak at a building just south of Topeka.

The incident was reported around 4:30 a.m. at a building at 6810 S.E. Dwight Street, near the Topeka Regional Airport.

Crews from the Metropolitan Topeka Airport Authority and Shawnee Heights fire departments were on the scene as of 6 a.m. Thursday.

The Topeka Fire Department’s hazardous materials team also assisted at the scene.

Several streets near the building were closed, including S.E. Airport Drive, S.E. Dwight Street and S.E. 70th Street.

Authorities said the building houses the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Divison of Laboratories.

Crews cleared the scene and the streets were reported reopened around 7:15 a.m.

No damage or injuries were reported.

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