Emergency crews working area near KU Medical Center after gas line break

Emergency crews block off an area near 39th and Rainbow.

Emergency crews block off an area near 39th and Rainbow.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Authorities are working an area near Kansas University Medical Center due to a gas line break.

Emergency crews arrived at the scene near 39th Street and Rainbow Boulevard around 11:30 a.m. Monday, where a health education building is under construction. A contractor reportedly cut a 2-inch gas line. The break is on a branch line, not a main line.

The Hemenway Life Sciences Innovation Center and A. R. Dykes Library were evacuated as a safety measure.

Authorities said the incident only affects the University side, and will not impact the hospital or emergency services.

FOX 4 is at the scene and will have more as details emerge.

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