Gas leak evacuates homes in south Wichita

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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.

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