UPDATE: Gas line repaired; here’s what you need to know

WILMINGTON — Clinton County EMA announced at 10:01 a.m. Monday:

“Gas leak repaired. If you live in the area, please enter via Oak St. to coordinate gas monitoring & re-entry of your home with the Wilmington Fire Department.

“If you are not returning home right away and do so later and smell gas, please call 911 and request the fire department to clear your home.”


Below is our earlier story:

Evacuations continue after contractors hit a gas line in the 800 block of Rombach Ave., the city announced Monday morning. Avoid the area.

Traffic is currently being redirected.

Some residents in the area are being evacuated from their homes as a precaution. Some businesses are currently not accessible around the Wendy’s and Fifth-Third Bank area.

Streets included in the evacuated area include East Columbus Street (east of the railroad tracks), Oak Street (across from the State Highway Patrol post), Higgins Street, Laurel Street, Linden Avenue, and Sycamore Drive.

The gas supplier is responding and they hope to have the situation resolved soon, according to the Clinton County EMA.

If you have friends or family in the affected area, please call to ensure they receive the notice to evacuate.

The Wilmington Fire Department and Police Department are on the scene directing traffic and doing the evacuations.

Anyone trying to get to Rombach Avenue from downtown or east of downtown will need to take Fife and turn left through J.W. Denver Williams Memorial Park to Rombach.

Anyone displaced by the gas leak is welcome to come to the Community Room at the municipal building at 69 S. South St.