Report of natural gas smell investigated


An investigation by emergency responders on Sunday evening turned up no gas leak after a county resident reported smelling natural gas.

The Sidney Volunteer Fire Department responded to an area north of Sidney on County Road 111 shortly after 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Ron Leal, Region 21 Emergency Management coordinator, who was also on scene, said while the source of the smell was not identified, no gas leak was found.

As a precaution, representatives from Tallgrass Energy, which operates a natural gas storage facility north of Sidney, were contacted and asked to ensure there were no issues at the...

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