Carbondale Gas Leak Contained


By Amy Fox
By Benjy Jeffords

CARBONDALE-- There's no word yet on what caused a gas leak in Carbondale. It was reported at around 3:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, near Giant City Road and Route 13.

Carbondale Fire and Police responded, closing the Frontage Road, near Buffalo Wild Wings

Some businesses in the area were evacuated, while others were instructed to stay put.  For some nearby, it was a little unsettling.

"I haven't looked outside just yet," said hotel guest Mary Boyde. "I don't want to look outside because I might freak out."

Best Western employee Gabi Valez said, "It was phone calls [to] every single room, making sure everyone was informed and all of the guests as they came in we informed them of what was going on."


Crews fixed the gas leak and cleared the scene in Carbondale about three hours later.

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