On Tuesday at 3:56 a.m., the Junction City Fire Department was dispatched to a possible natural gas leak.

Upon arrival, fire fighters found an above ground natural gas transmission valve station with high volume of gas coming from release valve.

JCFD units established a perimeter and a local Kansas Gas Service technician arrived and advised that the transmission line service personnel were responding from Manhattan.

1/4 mile of old US Highway 40 was closed to through traffic and JCFD units and JCPD units responded to assist with traffic control.

Transmission line personnel arrived at roughly 5:40 a.m. and shut the gas off. Scene was turned over to Kansas Gas Service all JCFD units returned to service at 5:57 a.m.. No injuries or damage to property was reported.

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