Emergency crews respond to report of gas leak

It was quite a scare when a car backs into a natural gas line on the north end of Kirksville.

It was quite a scare Monday morning in Kirksville when a car backed into a natural gas line.

The incident happened on Baltimore Street, between Home Depot and Kelly's Furniture and Carpet One.

Officials say somehow a person backed into a gas valve.

Kirksville Police, Fire Department and Liberty Utilities arrived on the scene quickly to make sure there was no immediate threat to nearby homes and businesses.

Although there was a faint smell of gas in the area, fire officials told us they didn't have any evacuations.

Police blocked Baltimore Street from Home Depot all the way to Charles Street. They had the scene cleared within minutes.