A portion of Main Street in downtown South Bend is expected to be closed for much of the day on Thursday, May 26, because of a gas leak.
The southbound lanes of Main Street are blocked between Western Avenue and Sample Street, WSBT reported. Drivers are encouraged to detour on Chapin Street.
NIPSCO has to dig through 16 inches of pavement to find the line to shut off the gas. Nearby businesses were evacuated as a precaution, but South Bend Police said there isn’t any immediate danger.