Gas leak in Lebanon repaired

(WISH Photo, file)
(WISH Photo, file)

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) —UPDATE: Official said a gas leak in Lebanon has been repaired. Residents were able to return home as of Friday evening.

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Officials say a gas leak near a Lebanon park prompted evacuations nearby and area traffic to be re-routed.

Police say all Lebanon High School and Lebanon Middle School students are safe and that Vectren crews were on the scene working to fix the leak.

The incident started around 11:15 a.m. when officials say a construction crew struck a 4-inch high-pressure gas main at the corner of Meridian Street and Ulen Drive, near Memorial Park.

A 2-block radius from the leak was evacuated and traffic in the area was being re-routed. Police say Lebanon High School was not in the danger area but shut down access to the campus to avoid student or parent traffic through the scene.

Officials say repair times will go past the time that Lebanon High School and Lebanon Middle School release for the afternoon. Officials are working to develop a plan for students who walk home or are picked up by private vehicle. Students that drive or take the bus will be allowed to leave by traveling north. Schools can be accessed only via Grant Street, police say.

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