KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Roads are back open and people are allowed back inside their
homes as crews repair ruptured natural gas line in Kansas City
early Thursday morning.
Shortly after 1:00a.m., crews repaired the damaged gas line at
the 10700 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard.
They are now declaring it safe for people to go back inside
their homes, and drivers to navigate through the area.
It will still take Missouri Gas Energy (MGE), until 3:00a.m. to
finish welding the seal.
The 16-inch main rupture was reported around 2 p.m.
Joe Vitale, spokesman for the Kansas City Fire Department, said
Blue Ridge to Bennington Avenue was closed and the north and south
sides of 107th was closed. Bennington is four blocks west of Blue
Missouri Gas Energy arrived at the scene around 2:15 p.m.
Officials said there was no explosion.
One neighbor told NBC Action News she smelled gas but didn't
hear any ruptures.
The cause has not yet been determined and there is no word yet