Plymouth Residents Evacuated due to Gas Leak; Plymouth Schools on Two Hour Delay

The Plymouth Police Department evacuated residents this morning in a three block radius of Pennsylvania and Liberty Streets in Plymouth due to a gas leak.

The Plymouth Fire Department, along with NIPSCO and the Plymouth and Argos Police Departments investigated and secured the scene.  The gas leak has been contained.  Plymouth Fire Chief, Andy Metsker, told WKVI that the gas leak occurred after a roof collapsed on an old storage building at the corner of Pennsylvania and Liberty Streets.  About 70 residents in a three block radius were evacuated as a precaution and taken to a nearby church.

The leak was discovered around 2:00 a.m. ET this morning.

Due to the gas leak, Plymouth and St. Michaels Schools will operate on  a two hour delay.