Independence neighborhood evacuated after car crashes into high-pressure gas line

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - An Independence neighborhood is being evacuated after a car struck a high-pressure gas line in the area.

The crash occurred just before 10 p.m. Thursday near 44th and Phelps. Police evacuated everyone within a one-block radius.

MGE was able to stop the flow of gas to the line around 11 p.m. Soon after, everyone was allowed back into their homes.

The driver of the car that hit the line was not injured.

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