Gas leak capped; downtown Ionia evacuations lifted

A gas leak caused evacuations in downtown Ionia on June 20, 2014)
A gas leak caused evacuations in downtown Ionia on June 20, 2014)

IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) – Consumers Energy crews have capped a gas leak in downtown Ionia, and the evacuation for the area has been lifted, according to a Consumers Energy spokesperson.

The leak occurred on a line on Main Street between Kidd Street and N. Steele Street Friday morning, according to police.

Consumers Energy Spokesman Roger Morgenstern said a two-inch, medium-pressure line was hit just before 10 a.m. by a contractor working for the city on a water and sewer project.

Morgenstern said that gas was no detected in any of the downtown buildings, and the evacuations were precautionary.

Repairs were completed on the line around 3 p.m.

 

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