A scary sound started the day for residents just west of u-n-o. They could hear the hiss of a natural gas leak escaping from a broken line. The smell of it filled the neighborhood near 68th and Howard.
It appears contractors installing an underground cable struck the two inch main. Though affecting service to one home a few neighbors were asked to leave as a precaution.
One returned home from work to get her dog. Tristen Skaff says, " I could smell it on 67th and Pacific right in front of Elmwood there from my car so I was panicking even more smelling it from that far."
M-U-D crews responded to the scene and within an hour they had the line shut off. Repairs were made by noon. An M-U-D spokesperson says the main had been marked.
Contractors are required to call Diggers hotline 48 hours before starting to dig.