BURRTON, Kan. (KAKE) - A shelter-in-place in Burrton has been lifted after Sunday evening storms caused a hydrochloric acid leak at Gressel Oil.

Burrton Mayor Missy Lisenby Ducimetiere said in a Facebook post at midnight that the order had been lifted. She added that there were many downed trees and power lines.

"If you have to get out please be careful. We have not ETA on when Evergy will get electricity back in service. The focus on Monday will be the city workers getting trees out of streets."

 
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The mayor said volunteers are needed to help with cleanup. Coffee, breakfast and phone charging is available at 429 North Reno. 


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A shelter-in-place has been issued for the area of Burrton after an oil field supply plant was damaged causing a chemical spill. 

Harvey County dispatch says that an oil field supply plant that was damaged by the recent storms Sunday night caused a chemical spill. The entire area is on shelter-in-place, dispatch said.

Mayor Missy Lisenby Ducimetiere said the city is currently in a state of emergency.

"If you are in need of medical or emergency care call 911," Ducimetiere said. "Do not travel outside your home. The streets are not safe."

An emergency alert sent to residents in the area reads: Emergency Alert - Possible leak at Gressel Oil. Shelter in Place within 1/2 mile of US HWY 50 & Woodberry."

No further information was immediately available. Check back for updates.