Skyzoom4 over crews working on gas leak in St. Peters (Credit: KMOV)
ST. PETERS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Some homes were evacuated in St. Peters due to a gas leak, police said.
Around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, four homes in the area of Whispering Ridge Lane, Hickory Ridge Subdivision were being evacuated. Homes on Amberglen and Summerwood were also being evacuated as a precaution, according to police.
Police originally said it was a "major gas leak" but Laclede Gas officials said they considered the leak "minor in nature."
According to Laclede Gas, a third party contractor accidentally struck a gas line while working in the area.
Crews with Laclede Gas have stopped the gas flow and are now working on repairs. All repairs are anticipated to be completed by 4 p.m. When the repairs are completed, the residents who were evacuated will be allowed back into their homes.
We will update this story when more details are known.
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