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Gas leak in Leawood forces evacuation and road closure

Gas leak

LEAWOOD, Kan. — A gas leak at a Leawood residence near the intersection of 103rd Street and Overbrook Court forced the evacuation of nearby homes Friday. The gas leak also prompted crews to shut down 103rd Street for a short period of time.

Kansas Gas Service believed the leak was causing some gas to remain trapped in the ground. Because of this, the gas service recommended that Leawood Fire and Police evacuate the area for 500 feet around the leak.

The evacuation order was lifted around 1:15 p.m.