(KMOV) – Crews were working to repair a natural gas leak in University City caused by a downed tree from Thursday morning’s severe storms.
According to Laclede Gas, a tree fell over and damaged a 2-inch natural gas main across from Ruth Park golf course near McKnight.
Officials from Laclede Gas say that the gas line was turned off around 7 a.m. Laclede gas officials say about 57 homes were without gas because of the broken main. All residents affected by the leak were under a mandatory evacuation.
Officials say they hope to have the main fixed by Thursday afternoon. Authorities were asking other people to avoid the area if possible.
Fire officials tell News 4 no injuries were reported.
Several residents in the area reported a stench of gas in the area after possible tornadic activity moved through the region Thursday morning.
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