Gas leak evacuates homes in south Wichita


WICHITA, Kansas — A gas leak forced the evacuation of several homes in south Wichita on Sunday afternoon.

Emergency crews shut down the 1500 block of S. Kansas at about 1 p.m. after someone ruptured the 2- to -3 inch gas line while working on a sewer system.

Three homes were evacuated and at least nine homes will be without gas for several hours while workers repair the broken line.

Crews were able shut off the gas quickly, and no one was hurt. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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