Natural Gas Leak Evacuates Parts of Delaware County
DELAWARE COUNTY, Iowa- Authorities have reopened Highway 13 to traffic near the Delaware County town of Ryan. A natural gas leak had closed the road and forced dozens of residents to leave their homes.
It happened in the 2500 block of Highway 13 about 3 miles south of Manchester.
Emergency management officials said an anhydrous ammonia toolbar broke off a home tap, which is a small pipe taken off the high pressure line to serve a home. Northern Natural Gas crews are repairing the line, officials said.
Authorities allowed most residents to return to their homes around 3:00 p.m. Saturday.
There are no reports of injuries.