EAGAN, Minn. - Cleanup continues Tuesday after a gas pipeline rupture in the Eagan Lifetime Fitness parking lot caused several businesses to be evacuated.
The City of Eagan says a pipeline owned by Magellan Midstream Partners was punctured by a soil boring company at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Life Time and its neighboring businesses were evacuated but no one was hurt.
Magellan estimates that 500 barrels of gasoline were released into the parking lot. They say the contractor that struck the pipeline is not affiliated with them.
Eagan police say Life Time Fitness and Thomas Center Drive will be closed until at least noon on Tuesday.
Magellan says more than 50 people including their staff, emergency responders, regulators and environmental specialists are on site cleaning up and monitoring air quality. The level of gasoline in the air is classified as a "nuisance" at this point and not a health risk, the city says.