All-clear given following Tuesday morning gas leak in Stoughton

Stoughton Gas Leak

STOUGHTON, Wis. — A gas leak prompted the evacuation of around a dozen homes and businesses on Stoughton’s west side Tuesday morning, officials said.

The Stoughton Police Department had asked residents who live south of U.S. Highway 51 at Hoel Avenue to evacuate Tuesday and avoid the area. At 11:45 a.m., police said the area was all clear and that it was safe to return.

Police said in a Facebook post that a gas line was broken.

Tony Palese, a spokesperson for Alliant Energy, said in an emailed statement to News 3 Now crews were working Tuesday afternoon to restore gas service to roughly 30 customers. As of 2:45 p.m., the company expected to begin relighting affected customers around 3 p.m.

Fox Prairie Elementary School, which is near the scene of the break, was put under shelter in place.

Officials have not said what may have caused the gas leak.