Homes temporarily evacuated after truck hits gas meter

Salina Post – April 29, 2015

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Fire crews evacuated 10 homes near a gas leak on a Salina residential street just after 10:30 Wednesday morning.

Salina Master Patrol officer Rande Repp said a pickup with a trailer backed into a gas meter to a home in the 700 block of North 5th Street. The driver was pulling out of an alley access to a garage.

A strong, pungent odor of natural gas was noticeable a block away before the gas was shut off.

As a precaution, nearby homes were evacuated and 4th and 5th Streets between Woodland and Grand were blocked to traffic until Kansas Gas Service was able to shut off the gas and repair the meter.

There were no injuries according to the Salina Fire Department.

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