Sun Prairie Walmart evacuated due to gas main break

Construction workers struck a gas main

Published On: Feb 26 2013 02:18:05 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 26 2013 03:24:11 PM CST
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. -

The Walmart store in Sun Prairie was evacuated Tuesday afternoon due to a gas main break.

The Sun Prairie Police Department and the Sun Prairie Fire Department were dispatched to the store at 1905 McCoy Rd. about 1:30 p.m.

Construction workers at the Sun Prairie Walmart struck a gas main, which caused a temporary shutdown of the business, according to a Sun Prairie Police Department news release.

Emergency personnel evacuated affected businesses. Roadways and intersections close to the scene were closed and traffic was diverted.

The Sun Prairie Fire Department and We Energies were able to secure the gas main without any further issues.

Police said the situation was resolved in approximately 30 minutes.

Walmart is again open for business and traffic has resumed normal flow, police said.