File photo of Hy-Vee store

Hy-Vee Evacuated Thursday Over Possible Gas Leak

The Hy-Vee location in south Springfield was evacuated on Thursday after reports of a possible sewer gas leak.

The Springfield Fire Department arrived around 7 p.m. at the store, 1720 West Battlefield Road, after someone reported smelling gas. The department evacuated customers and employees as a precaution.

Crews couldn’t find anything specific but speculated a sewer gas leak may have entered the HVAC system. No one was hurt.

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