Humansville Mayor says around 100 families evacuated after gasoline leak is discovered

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UPDATE — Mayor Long says east side of Garfield Street and West side of Arthur Street south of Tilden, as well as Mill Street to the west of Tharp Park remain under evacuation. All other part of Humansville are open, but if you smell gasoline fumes in your home exit immediately and call 9-1-1.

An information center is being established in front of CMH Clinic to answer questions for those inside the evacuation area.

HUMANSVILLE, Mo. — Around 100 families are being evacuated after Humansville street workers discovered a gasoline leak while trying to install a culvert, according to Humansville Mayor Carl Long.

Mayor Long said a homeowner smelt the gas while the maintenance men were working to install the culvert.

An investigation then confirmed the gas leak and a 15 block evacuation was conducted.

Citizens who are being evacuated can go to the community building and Life Church Humansville is providing snacks and water. Long says the smell is coming from fuel found in the sewer system on the southside of Humansville.

Multiple agencies, including the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, are still investigating the area. Residents are still being asked to evacuate. Mayor Long says it has taken a while to inform families in that area due to some of them being at work.

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