Contact: Perry Ebner, City of Minneapolis: (612) 270-6989

5:45 p.m. gas leak update—Most folks can now return to the area

Release #4

March 13, 2013 (MINNEAPOLIS) The Minneapolis Fire Department is now allowing people to return to their homes on all but one block of the affected area, following a gas leak in southwest Minneapolis. The block that is still restricted is Xerxes Avenue, from 40th Street to 41st Street, and that block is expected to be reopened shortly after crews check a few remaining homes. CenterPoint Energy crews were able to safely shut off the gas leak, and fire crews monitored gas levels until they dropped to zero in the affected area.

Background

Minneapolis fire crews and CenterPoint Energy responded this afternoon to the scene of a gas leak in southwest, and went door-to-door evacuating people as a precaution. The area impacted extended from 39th Street West to 42nd Street West, from Upton Avenue to Zenith Avenue. No fires or injuries were reported as a result of the gas leak.

 

Published Mar. 22, 2013