Residents evacuated in Benton Harbor area due to gas leak

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Road Closed

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Access to a large area of countryside east of Benton Harbor was cut off by authorities after a leak was discovered in a natural gas pipeline.

Roadblocks were established in an area centered around the 100 block of N. Blue Creek Road in Benton Charter Township.

The leak was discovered around 2 a.m. Tuesday on a pipeline owned by TransCanada. Residents without a one-mile radius of the leak were evacuated, and a number of roadblocks were established to route drivers away:

Territorial Rd & Benton Center Rd
Hillandale Rd & Empire Ave
Benton Center Rd at Empire Ave
Highland Ave & Paul
Highland Ave & I-94 Overpass
Blue Creek Rd & Empire Ave
Territorial Rd & Forest Point
Britain Ave & Hillandale Rd
Britain Ave & O’Brien Drive

As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, authorities had not changed the status of the leak, evacuations, and roadblocks.

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