Interstate 35 closed due to gas leak

3 years 5 months 1 week ago Monday, July 06 2015 Jul 6, 2015 Monday, July 06, 2015 2:12:39 PM CDT July 06, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

PLEASANT VALLEY (AP) - Both directions of Interstate 35 in Clay County near Liberty are closed because of a gas leak near road construction.

The highway was closed about 8:30 a.m. Monday between Interstate 435 and Missouri Highway 152. Fire officials say it's unclear how long the highway will be closed.

The Kansas City Star reports a spokeswoman for Missouri Gas Energy said a contractor tore a 12-inch steel pipeline near Pleasant Valley. The 18-inch tear sent gas into the air near the interstate.

No injuries have been reported and MGE says the problem did not cut off service to any customers.

 

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