Natural gas line rupture at Saint Louis Zoo

11:04 AM, Jun 14, 2013   |    comments
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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A natural gas line rupture at the Saint Louis Zoo forced the temporary evacuation of a nearby walking trail Friday morning.

Construction crews nicked the gas line at the intersection of Tamm and Wells drives.

Some zoo visitors were evacuated for a short time and kept off the Rivers Edge Trail while firefighters responded to check the situation. 

A small amount of natural gas was still leaking as of noon, but firefighters and utility crews are staying at the scene as a precaution.

NewsChannel 5 will have more information on this story as it becomes available.

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