8th Street Shut Down for Anhydrous Leak

COLUMBUS – 8th Street is closed off near 3rd Avenue due to a gas leak.

Police on scene say a truck was pulling a trailer that held an Anhydrous tank, and while turning eastbound onto 8th Street, the trailer fell off and caused a leak in the tank.

8th Street is blocked off from 5th Avenue and east of 3rd Avenue, and 3rd Avenue is blocked off from 6th Street heading north.

Police on scene said crews were called out at roughly 11 a.m. Wednesday morning to deal with the leak. Residents should avoid the area if possible while crews work the scene.

As of 1 p.m. crews we’re still working to remove the tank from the roadway, using the assistance of multiple tow trucks to lift the tank upright.

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