Gas leak forces Columbus Zoo to close Friday

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POWELL, OH (WCMH) — The Columbus Zoo is closed Friday due to a gas leak in the area.

According to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, a gas leak at the entrance will kept the zoo from opening as scheduled Friday morning. The zoo says it should open Saturday at 10am.

Crews have been called to the scene to fix the issue.

“There are estimates that we will be delayed from opening for a portion of the day due to a gas leak. At this point, we have no indication that we are closed for the full day. The animals and staff are all okay. Stay tuned for updates,” the zoo said in a tweet.

The zoo says all animals are safe at this time, but the zoo will remain closed for the duration of the leak to keep guests safe.

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