Kansas Gas has continued excavating. Garfield is currently blocked between Sixth and Seventh for thru traffic, and it may remain at least partially closed through early afternoon. No evacuations were needed, so residents and nearby businesses can continue normal operations aside from the traffic flow.
Underground Utilities Supervisor Mike Dvorak says a crew was in the process of repairing a 6-inch water line leak near the intersection of Sixth and Garfield when it hit and punctured a gas line. The city had called Dig Safe first before starting the excavation process. read more.