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Evacuated residents return, crews monitor gas leak in Jackson

(Source: John Morgan) (Source: John Morgan)
(Source: John Morgan) (Source: John Morgan)
(Source: John Morgan) (Source: John Morgan)
JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

Crews are on the scene of a gas leak in Jackson on Mary St. just west of Missouri St.

This is west of the American Legion Hall.

Assistant Jackson Fire Chief Randy Davis says the street department was removing a tree stump near a sidewalk and the street with the grind hit a gas line under the stump about 3:20 p.m.

Two homes were previously evacuated.

Crews are monitoring the levels, but do not expect any more evacuations.

Heartland News photographer John Morgan says the gas appears to be coming up near a sidewalk.

Atmos Energy workers are digging in the area to get down to a plastic line to squeeze it off, according to an Atmos Energy worker.

The Jackson Police have closed Mary St. between Missouri St. and Russell St. They had previously closed down a four square block area to street traffic.

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