Downtown streets reopen to traffic with lane restrictions after gas spill

Intersection should reopen for Monday rush hour

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Fire Department crews investigated a gas spill on the city's north side Sunday evening.

The spill happened at a Shell gas station at the intersection of Illinois and 30th Streets, across from the Children's Museum.

IFD was dispatched to the gas spill just before 5:30 p.m.

An employee was changing filters in a gas pump and experienced a malfunction when the gas started flowing uncontrollably for 10 minutes, IFD said.

Crews estimated that 30 to 50 gallons of gasoline spilled per minute.

It was unknown at the time how far the spill reached through the sewer system but the Marion County Public Health Department and the Department of Public Works were involved, officials said.

Crews contained the spill but still continued the cleanup effort Sunday evening.

IFD said the streets were both open to traffic, but there were still lane restrictions around 11 p.m. Sunday.

Traffic was back to normal before the Monday morning commute.

Authorities said an employee was changing filters in a pump when the leak began.

No injuries were reported.
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