UPDATE: The gas leak is under control, authorities said. Homes in the immediate area of the leak were checked and found to be clear.


COLUMBUS, Ind. — Firefighters are investigating a natural gas leak in Columbus near 15th and Washington Street.

Authorities say traffic restrictions are in place and motorists are asked to avoid the area. One home has been also evacuated as a precaution. No immediate threat to other homes.

The investigation is ongoing as of Friday morning.