Gas leak in Kalamazoo repaired

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Officials say the gas leak that caused an evacuation of several downtown Kalamazoo buildings has been stopped.

Consumers Energy turned off the natural gas line damaged by a construction crew  in the 400 block of S. Burdick. South Burdick from Cedar to South Street were evacuated and closed while crews assessed the damage and worked to shut off the line.

Roger Morgenstern from Consumers Energy says the gas line has been repaired. It was a service line for several small businesses. They will be re-connecting a couple of those businesses Tuesday, but Morgenstern told FOX 17  the work should not keep them from opening as usual.

Kalamazoo Public Safety says gas leaked into sewer lines has dissipated and levels are now safe in that area.

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