COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A gas leak near Nationwide Children’s Hospital forced a few research buildings to evacuate and left a street closed for a few hours Thursday.
Columbus firefighters said a construction crew hit a gas line at the intersection of Mooberry Street and Children’s Drive just before 9 a.m.
Around 10 a.m., people were allowed back into all areas of the Children’s Hospital campus besides one building, which reopened to the public around 11:30 a.m., an NCH spokesperson said.
Two NCH research buildings were evacuated as a precaution, and Mooberry Street was closed between Parsons Avenue and 18th Street. The main hospital and the emergency room both remained open at the time of the leak.
No injuries were reported.