MEXICO, Mo. – – Crews are responding to a gas line rupture in Audrain County just north of Mexico.
The rupture happened about 1 mile north of Mexico along Highway 15, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook a little after 5 a.m.
The call came over the scanner shortly after 3:30 a.m.
Viewers have told the newsroom it sounds like a jet engine taking off.
Numerous police and firefighters were blocking roads in northern Mexico, an ABC 17 News reporter at Western and Pearson streets in north Mexico said. Flames could be seen from several miles away.
The Missouri Department of Transportation’s traveler information map showed Highway 15 was closed north of Mexico until further notice because of damage from a natural gas line.
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