ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police shut down I-270 between Olive and Page for a gas leak at around noon Thursday. Both directions of the highway were closed until 2:30pm because of a fire risk. Crews worked on restoring service to a home in an area west of the highway. Laclede Gas says they have stopped flow of gas and are monitoring the situation.
Officials say that at around noon a homeowner at the 1200 block of King Carey smelled gas at a home next door that was under rehab. That’s when police and gas crews were called in.
I-270 was shut down in both directions between Olive and Page for three hours because the home was at risk of blownig up in all directions. The back of the home faces I-270. So they blocked the highway and got nearby neighbors out of their homes for safety.
The highway reopened at around 2:30pm. Traffic is still backed up in the area.
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— Creve Coeur Police (@CreveCoeurPD) September 1, 2016
Lindbergh traffic heavy and backed up due to shutdown of hwy 270 at Olive
— Mandy Murphey (@MandyMurpheyTV) September 1, 2016
Gas leak located in vacant home is now under control . pic.twitter.com/6WXmO2Ehg3
— Kelley Hoskins FOX2 (@KelleyHoskins) September 1, 2016
Our expert crews are on scene with @crevecoeurfire & @stlcountypd. We've stopped flow of gas and continue to carefully monitor.
— Laclede Gas (@LacledeGas) September 1, 2016
interstate 270 being shut down in both directions between olive and page due to a natural gas leak in a nearby residence.
— Lt. Col. Troy Doyle (@Tmann69) September 1, 2016
Traffic Alert: I270 shut down in both directions between Olive & Page due to a natural gas leak in a nearby residence. #stltraffic
— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) September 1, 2016
— Sara Dayley (@SarajDayley) September 1, 2016