Archive for Saturday, February 15, 2014

Traffic flowing on 23rd Street after Friday gas leak

February 15, 2014, 10:02 a.m. Updated February 15, 2014, 12:33 p.m.


Lawrence's 23rd Street was open again this morning after being closed Friday evening because of a gas leak, according to a Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical official.

Capt. Zane Morgan said gas service is back on for surrounding businesses. "Everything should be good to go," he said.

The leak was reported just before 8:30 p.m. Friday. A fire-medical official said a line in front of Yokohama Sushi, 1730 W. 23rd St., may have been the source. A Black Hills Energy crew assessed the leak but on Saturday Morgan had no information about what had been found.

Gabe Schlickau, a Black Hills spokesman, said the cause of the leak is still under investigation. Schlickau said Black Hills officials located a high concentration of natural gas below 23rd Street between Ousdahl and Iowa Streets. Gas was shut off to area businesses nearby for about two hours, he said, and the road opened to traffic about 1 a.m. following the repair of a gas line.


Jeanne Gardner 4 years, 2 months ago

Are you sure it was 830pm? I got caught in traffic on 23rd st at 730 pm and could see all kinds of fire and police lights in front of hobby lobby.....

Kelly Johnson 4 years, 2 months ago

Doesn't it seem like knowing what happened is something a LDCFM official should be told?!

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