Gas line break prompts home evacuation in Northland

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A contractor working to repair a 2-inch gas line struck it, causing a break and forcing police to evacuate homes.

Homes from NE 45th Street and NE 46th Street between Cypress and Jackson were evacuated as a precaution, according to KCPD. NE 45th Street is also shut down.

The gas has been shut off. No customers lost power, according to a Missouri Gas Energy spokesperson. Repairs on the line should be complete by tonight.

This story will be updated as more information is confirmed.

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