Gas line rupture reported in Botanical Heights neighborhood
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis firefighters and Laclede Gas crews responded to a reported gas line rupture in south city Tuesday afternoon.
The gas line ruptured near the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Klemm Street; that’s in the Botanical Heights neighborhood. Ten homes were evacuated from the area for safety purposes. They have since returned to their homes.
Construction workers hit a gas line while working on a project. The gas is escaping into the air, which is the safest place for gas to go.
Laclede Gas has evaluated the situation. They say it should be a simple repair.