TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Topeka Fire Department warned people Wednesday to avoid a neighborhood area as they worked with the Kansas Gas Service on a gas main leak.
The KGS reported a construction company hit a 2-inch natural gas main near Southwest Munson and Collins Streets, causing a gas leak. A firefighter at the scene told KSNT News that they evacuated eight homes in total out of caution, and no one was injured.
Please avoid the area of SW Munson and SW Collins Streets. Fire Crews are on scene with Kansas Gas Crews where a gas main has been hit and is leaking. Several homes in the area have been evacuated as a precaution.— Topeka Fire Dept (@Topekafire) April 28, 2021
Around 3:40 p.m., emergency crews completed repairs to the damaged gas main, according to the KGS. The crews cut utilities to 20 homes while they worked on the leak, and are leaving information on home doors on how to relight appliances after they restore power.