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Crews Respond to Gas Leak in Newburgh

Emergency crews responded to a gas leak in Newburgh, Indiana on Thursday, where residents and employees of businesses within a half-mile radius of the leak were evacuated.

Posted: Aug 13, 2020 4:47 PM
Updated: Aug 13, 2020 4:53 PM

Around 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Warrick Central Dispatch responded to a caller who reported smelling gas in the area of Bell Rd and Telephone Rd in Newburgh, Indiana.

Officials confirmed a gas leak in the area, though as of now, the source hasn't been located.

Vectren has set up a shelter for families and employees of businesses, who have been evacuated within a half-mile radius of the intersection.

Law enforcement officials are asking the public to stay clear of the area. Anyone traveling in the area is asked to take an alternate route until the all-clear has been given.

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Showers and storm chances will be arriving today. There is even an isolated threat of severe weather. Some of these thunderstorms could produce damaging winds and heavy downpours. Significant cooler air will move in by Monday night.
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