River Park gas leak forces residents out of homes

By: Newscenter Sixteen
By: Newscenter Sixteen

Residents of South Bend's River Park neighborhood have returned home after parts of the area were evacuated because of a gas leak.

It happened just before 4 pm on 29th Street between Pleasant and Northside.

A tree trimming company cut a two-inch gas line while taking out a root.

About two blocks of homes were evacuated and sent to Nuner Elementary School until they were allowed back home.

But some of those residents say the whole thing was a mess.

“It's frustrating, it's beyond frustrating, said resident Seth Jokerst . “My wife is at work and I have to call her and let her know. The roads will be blocked off when she gets home. I don't think it should be that hard to give someone a ballpark answer.”

The neighborhood was given the all-clear around 6:30 p.m.

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