Gas line struck by crew, causing traffic closure and some homes evacuated

Joplin News First

UPDATE: Repair was complete at 1:55 PM

JOPLIN, Mo. — About 12:15 PM Joplin Emergency 911 was alerted to reports a construction crew hit a gas line near the address of 1211 E 26th St in the Kelsey Norman Neighborhood.

Joplin Fire Department and Spire Gas were immediately dispatched. It was determined to be a 2” feeder line.

After evaluating wind directions, some area homes were evacuated.

Roads were shut down:

  • 26th Wisconsin to Vermont
  • 26th to 28th Wisconsin

More information as it becomes available. The estimated time of repair is not known.

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Gas leak in Joplin’s Kelsey Norman neighborhood.

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