Sioux City Fire Rescue respond to a gas leak at West 1st and Leonard
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) -
Several homes had to be evacuated after a work crew struck a gas line on Sioux City's West Thursday morning.
Sioux City Fire Rescue responded to the scene at West 1st and Leonard Streets just after 8 'o clock.
A two-inch gas line was hit by city crews were working in the area.
Homes within a one block radius were evacuated until a crew from MidAmerican Energy arrived on the scene shut the gas line off.
"Just the ones in each direction, we've touched base with all those homes if they were home, evacuated a few. But, other than that it's basically a one block perimeter. There is a decent wind this morning so it is carrying the gas and dissipating it rather easily today" says Asst. Fire Chief Dan Cougill.
There were no injuries and the all-clear was given and everyone allowed to return home after about an hour-and-a-half.