- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo. (AP) - Interstate 35 in Clay County near Liberty has reopened after being closed for more than four hours Monday.

The highway was closed about 8:30 a.m. Monday between Interstate 435 and Missouri Highway 152 because of a gas leak caused by a construction contractor. The highways reopened about 1:30 p.m.

The Kansas City Star reports (https://bit.ly/1KLjXSP ) a spokeswoman for Missouri Gas Energy said a contractor tore a hole in a steel pipeline near Pleasant Valley. The 18-inch tear sent gas into the air near the interstate.

No injuries were reported and MGE says the problem did not cut off service to any customers.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, https://www.kcstar.com

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