Home in St. Peters evacuated due to gas leak - KMOV.com

Home in St. Peters evacuated due to gas leak

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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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