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Evacuations ordered, streets closed after chlorine leak in downtown KC

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Drilling in downtown Kansas City has punctured an underground storage facility that holds chlorine and other chemicals.

The chlorine has leaked into the air and authorities are trying to cap the leak, according to a Kansas City Fire Department spokesman.

As a result of the leak, a business at 712 Broadway has been evacuated. Some nearby streets have been closed a result, affecting rush-hour traffic.

Hazardous material crews are on the scene.

This occurred just before 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Construction workers digging in an effort to lay fiber punctured the tank.

No injuries were reported, according to KCTV5 reporter Jeanene Kiesling.

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