Gas leak in south Kansas City prompts crews to block off streets

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. --  Firefighters were on the scene of a gas leak in south Kansas City Tuesday. The leak was first noticed around 10:28 a.m., near 107th Street and Bristol Terrace.

Firefighters say it's a six-inch natural gas main break that is flowing "straight up."

Crews have blocked off surrounding roads in a one-block section on 107th between Bristol Terrace and Manchester while they work to stop the flow of gas. Kansas City Fire Department and Missouri Gas Energy (MGE) cews have arrived on the scene.

A MGE spokesperson said a third party contractor hit one of MGE's service lines. Neighbors said there has been ongoing roadwork there for the past 2 or 3 months.

FOX 4's Kera Mashek said there was a noticeable smell of natural gas in the area. The have been no evacuations at this point.

The leak was capped at 2:15 p.m.

107th and Bristol Terrace