Please note: Over-the-air viewers in South Bend need to re-scan televisions on Friday, October 18 to continue to receive ABC57, MyMichiana, Telemundo, MeTV, Decades, Movies!, Start TV and ThisTV and most other local channels in addition to WBND/WMYS. Those viewers unable to currently receive these stations over-the-air should see improved reception on October 18. Cable and satellite viewers are not impacted.

Further information on the re-scan can be found at:

https://www.abc57.com/news/antenna-viewers-plan-to-rescan-your-television-on-october-18

Tip Line: 574-344-5557 | news57@abc57.com

Gas leak near Notre Dame campus prompts evacuations

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Emergency crews responded to a gas leak near Notre Dame's campus Tuesday morning.


NIPSCO says a two inch gas line ruptured around 10 a.m. at Burdette and Vaness streets.



The surrounding area has been evacuated.


Three apartment complexes have been evacuated: Ivy Quad, Irish Flats and Irish Crossing.



Affected residents are asked to go to the Joyce Center on campus.



NIPSCO says the break may have been a result of construction work Burdette and Vaness streets.


Emergency officials were worried about the amount of gas leaking from the break. It could be smelled up to a mile away.


Firefighters and utility workers shut off the valve near the leak to stop the release of gas.


Nearby residents said the gas had a strong odor.


"You could compare it to rotten eggs. As soon as I walked out my back door, which is a little ways from here. It's not right at the site but you could smell it all the way from there.


NIPSCO says it could take up to a day to repair the line.


Evacuation area:


Share this article:
Save with
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
Close

0 Comments

Post a comment
Be the first to leave a comment!
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?