Gas incident in Altoona on June 10

Update: 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 10: 
The Altoona Fire Department is leaving the scene of the gas leak in the area of Falcon Drive and 8th St SE. Mid American has contained and stopped the leak will stay on scene finishing repairs, but traffic is not being impacted any more. The temporary evacuation for the impacted residents of 8 nearby townhomes has ended.


Original Post:
The Altoona Fire Department is on the scene of a gas leak in the area of Falcon Drive and 8th St SE this morning (June 10). MidAmerican crews have been notified of the leak and are on scene working on repairs as of 10 a.m.

Some impacted residents of 8 nearby townhomes have been asked to evacuate out of an abundance of caution. We ask other residents to avoid the area at this time. Updates to this situation will be shared to this page as they are available.