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Sioux City Fire Rescue: Natural gas leak in Morningside contained

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Sioux City Fire Rescue said the natural gas leak in the area of South Lakeport Street and Lincoln Way has been stopped. 

Residents that were displaced due to the incident are asked to report to the Incident Command Post, located at South Lakeport Street and Nicollet Way.

Information will be given to those displaced regarding returning to their homes.

Traffic on South Lakeport Street will be affected until repairs to the roadway can be made. 



Crews anticipate that at least one lane of South Lakeport Street in each direction, north and south, will reopen by 7:00 PM. 

If residents of the area have questions regarding gas or electric service, they may contact MidAmerican Energy Customer Service at 888-427-5632.

KTIV will continue to update this story as it continues to develop. 


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Sioux City Fire Rescue firefighters were called to the Morningside area for a gas line that had been hit. 

The incident happened around noon when a third party contractor struck a gas line at the intersection of Lincoln Way and South Lakeport Road.

About 17 homes were evacuated as a precaution as well as a business, Lakeport Dental. 

Electricity is currently shut off at those homes as a precaution. 

East High School and Nodland Elementary were not in danger from this gas leak.

If you have any events at these two schools you're asked use the Sunnybrook exit. 

Sioux City Fire Rescue Lt. Joe Rodriguez said it's important before they shut the gas off that it has another place to go. 

"Just taking precautionary measures here in this area, making sure the homes are safe at this point. we did evacuate 17 homes that were affected and one business. we'll continue to measure the situation and continue moving forward," said Joe Rodriguez, Sioux City Fire Rescue.

MidAmerican Energy says they hope to have the gas shut off between now and 6 p.m.

Eight homes currently have gas and electricity shut off, 26 with just electricity shut off.      

At that point, the road closures will still be in place and MidAmerican and Sioux City Fire Rescue will move on to phase two of the cleanup.

They hope to have the gas line repaired by 10 o'clock.

KTIV will continue to have updates on News 4. 
 


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Sioux City Fire Rescue said a natural gas line has been struck near the intersection of Lincoln Way and South Lakeport Street Tuesday afternoon. 

Sioux City Fire Rescue said MidAmerican Energy is estimating the gas leak will be contained in approximately two hours or around 5 p.m. 

MidAmerican Energy officials said a third party contractor struck a gas line. 

They anticipate only one home in the area will be without natural gas once the leak is repaired and will require additional work to resupply that home. 

Several homes in the area had the electricity shut off as a precaution and should be restored soon after the leak has been repaired. 

East High School and Nodland Elementary is not in the danger area but parents and students are reminded to enter and exit from the north, off Sunnybrook Drive. 

Sioux City Fire Rescue said if you live in the area and do not have a place to go during the closure, a representative of Sioux City Fire Rescue is at the Southern Hills Mall Food Court. 

Information will be available there as to when residents can return to their homes. 

All motorists are asked to avoid the area. 

If you have questions, call 712-279-6377 or email at fireprevention@sioux-city.org.


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Sioux City Fire Rescue said a natural gas line has been struck near the intersection of Lincoln Way and South Lakeport Street Tuesday afternoon. 

MidAmerican Energy and Sioux City Fire Rescue are on scene in Morningside. 

MidAmerican Energy officials said a third party contractor struck a gas line. 

Sioux City Fire Rescue said they are evacuating residents in the area and going door-to-door notifying residents. They said if you are being evacuated from the gas leak area, you may go to the Southern Hills Mall Food Court where a Sioux City Fire Rescue representative can give you more information. 

Traffic is blocked and they suggest drivers find an alternative route. 


Natural Gas Leak, Contained
For Immediate Release May 16, 2017

The natural gas leak in the area of South lakeport Street and Linclon Way has been stopped. Residents that were displaced due to the incident are asked to report to the Incident Command Post, located at South Lakeport Street and Nicollet Way. Information will be given to those displaced regarding returning to their homes. Traffic on South Lakeport Street will be affected until repairs to the roadway can be made. Crews anticipate that at least one lane of South Lakeport Street in each direction, north and south, will reopen by 7:00 PM. If residents of the area have questions regarding gas or electric service, they may contact MidAmerican Energy Customer Service at 888-427-5632.UPDATE*******GAS LEAK


For Immediate Release

May 16, 2017

MidAmerican energy is estimating the leak being contained in approximately two hours, or around 5:00 PM. They also anticipate that only one home in the area will be without natural gas once the leak has been repaired and will require additional work to resupply that home.

Several homes in the area have had the electricity shut off as a precaution and should be restored soon after the leak has been repaired.

East High School and Nodland Elementary are not in the danger area, but parents and students are reminded to enter and exit from the north, off Sunnybrook Drive.

If you live in the area, and do not have a place to go during the closure, a representative of Sioux City Fire Rescue is present at the Southern Hills Mall Food Court. Information will be available there as to when residents can return to their homes.

Once again, all other motorists are asked to please avoid the area as traffic congestion is already becoming a problem.

If you have any questions regarding this, or any other fire, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 712-279-6377 or at fireprevention@sioux-city.org.


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IMPORTANT*******GAS LEAK

For Immediate Release

May 16, 2017

A natural gas line has been struck near the intersection of Lincoln Way and S. Lakeport Street. MidAmerican Energy and Sioux City Fire Rescue are on scene mitigating the incident. Sioux City Fire Rescue is going door-to-door notifying residents who should evacuate the area. Anyone who is asked to leave the area, and does not have a place to go, can go to the Southern Hills Mall Food Court. A representative of SCFR is on site there and will provide updates when available.

Any other residents near this area may evacuate if they feel the need.

Motorists are advised to avoid that area as traffic flow is being affected.

Further information will be released shortly.

If you have any questions regarding this, or any other fire, please contact the Fire Prevention Bureau at 712-279-6377 or at fireprevention@sioux-city.org.

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