Police discovered gas leak in Bronson

BRONSON – A potentially dangerous situation in Bronson was corrected Sunday morning.

Bronson Police Chief Stephen Johnson says while on patrol at 6:30 Sunday morning, officers found a gas leak. A gas meter at the Century Bank And Trust building had been struck hard enough that it broke free from the underground service line, which was also damaged.

U.S. 12 was closed down and an apartment building on South Matteson Street was evacuated. Michigan Gas Utilities was called in and able to shut off the leak and work on fixing the problem.

Johnson says just after 10 AM U.S. 12 was open again.