Gas leak at West Auglaize and Hamilton Street

Staff Writer

According to scanner traffic, a gas leak sprung up near the intersection of West Auglaize Street and Hamilton Street as of 9:20 a.m. this morning. Authorities have closed all access to West Auglaize Street by Hamilton Street where the incident occurred. Scanner traffic indicated that evacuation of the homes in the area is deemed unnecessary. The Wapakoneta Fire Department is currently on scene.

According to a Facebook post on the Wapakoneta Police Department's page from approximately 10:30 a.m., the authorities are asking that people avoid the area and not drive around the barricades in place. The post also advised people that live in the affected area to stay inside and if there is a strong gas odor in their homes, call the police or fire department.