Alliant Energy repairs gas leak in McFarland after road construction crew strikes gas line

MCFARLAND, Wis. — Officials responded to a large natural gas leak in McFarland on Thursday afternoon.

Dane County dispatch said it received a call at 2:27 p.m. for a report of a leak at Holscher Road and Broadhead Street. People at the scene told News 3 Now a road construction crew accidentally hit a gas line while working.

Officials said residents were forced to evacuate their homes after high gas levels were detected. No injuries have been reported.

Alliant Energy has since repaired the leak, and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

The McFarland police and fire departments continue to investigate the scene with the help of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and Alliant Energy.