KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A dozen homes in northern Kansas City are evacuated as a precaution after a construction crew hit and ruptured a 2-inch gas line.

KMBC-TV (http://bit.ly/1m9ngHx ) reports firefighters were called to the scene around 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday after the gas line was broken.

A two-block radius around the rupture was evacuated and the leak was capped a short time after the line was struck.

Missouri Gas Energy says repairs on the broken line should be finished by the evening.

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Information from: KMBC-TV, http://www.kmbc.com