Gas leak, sink hole causes evacuations in Madison County

MADISON COUNTY, Ind. -- A natural gas pipeline along a creek struck by contractors on a private piece of property and a small sinkhole near that location caused part of a road to be shut down Sunday afternoon in Anderson. 

The 500 and 600 blocks of New Columbus Road were closed while Vectren crews worked to fix the leak. One residence had to be evacuated due to a change in wind direction. 

Madison County EMA Public Information Officer Todd Harmeson said crews arriving on the scene noticed a sinkhole nearby and called in the Madison County Highway Department temporarily filled the sinkhole with gravel.

No injuries were reported. 

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