The Plymouth Sewer Department was working in the street with an excavator to put in a new sewer line in the area of Hoffman Brothers Auto Parts and the Plymouth Farmers’ Market. City workers were digging a trench when they accidently struck a gas line.
Emergency responders from the Plymouth Fire Department responded to the scene and as a precaution evacuated a couple of residences near the site. The fire crew stayed on site until NIPSCO arrived and stabilized the leak.
Plymouth Fire Chief Rod Miller said the gas line had been marked along the south side of Garro Street between the road and the sidewalk but the feed-line in the street was not marked.