O'FALLON — Customers at the Walmart Supercenter, 1530 W. U.S. 50, were evacuated from the store for about 30 minutes Monday morning after a forklift operator accidentally broke an overhead gas pipe.
The rupture occurred at about 8:30 a.m. in the store's lawn and garden center, said Brent Saunders, the O'Fallon fire chief.
An O'Fallon Fire Department crew climbed to the store roof and shut down the line soon after arriving on the scene. There were no reported injuries.
Store customers were allowed to return to the store at about 9 a.m., Saunders said.