M-57 re-opened after being closed for gas main break - WNEM TV 5

M-57 re-opened after being closed for gas main break

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A Mid-Michigan highway is back open after being closed because of a gas leak that forced a handful of nearby businesses to evacuate.

The gas leak happened around noon on Wednesday, Sept. 13, on M-57 between Briggs and Bueche Roads in Maplegrove Township -- not far from Chesaning.

The township fire chief said a contractor was doing underground utility work when they struck a marked gas main. That prompted police to shut down a two-mile stretch of M-57 while Consumers Energy and MDOT crews worked on the leak.

"We had a restaurant, couple of restaurants here that we evacuated and um there was probably close to 50 people total that we got out. There was a business across the road, we also evacuated that,” the fire chief said.

The stretch was re-opened by around 6:15 a.m. on Sept. 14.

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