Gas Leak Shuts Down Highway in Wyandot County

A stretch of State Highway 231 in Wyandot County was closed for over an hour over the weekend due to a gas leak.


According to the report, an unknown vehicle traveled off the left side of the road and struck a barrier that was in place to protect a Columbia Gas line. A piece of the barrier struck a pipe which broke a valve allowing for the gas release.


Traffic was shut down in both directions until a crew from Columbia Gas shut down the inlet and outlet valves which shut off the leaf.


The driver of the car that struck the barrier fled the scene. A few vehicle parts were gathered and collected as evidence.


Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to call the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office at 419-294-2362.

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