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

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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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