Broken gas line evacuates residents in west Wichita

January 09, 2019 - 10:29 pm
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Residents in west Wichita were allowed back in their homes following a gas leak.  It happened just before 6:00 p.m. Wednesday night at 151st street and west Maple.

Wichita Battalion Chief Michael Russell says a construction worker was digging, and hit a gas line.  "They were boring underneath the street," said Chief Russell.  "Somewhere in the process, the line got struck," he added.

Fire crews gave the all clear, even though some residual odor remained in the neighborhood.

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