South Minneapolis Gas Leak Contained

October 11, 2017 06:12 PM

CenterPoint Energy crews have stopped a gas leak that occurred in south Minneapolis Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minneapolis Fire Department.

The department says a gas main was hit at the intersection of Diamond Lake Road and Wentworth Avenue. Diamond Lake Road has been evacuated from Nicollet Avenue to Lyndale Avenue South.


A KSTP reporter on scene said people were able to return to their homes and businesses at about 6 p.m.

CenterPoint said a crew was working to lay fiber optics lines and caused the leak.

Minneapolis Deputy Fire Chief Todd White said there is no concern of an explosion and that crews are working to ensure gas does not back up into homes or sewer lines.




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