COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets’ arena and some nearby buildings have been evacuated as a precaution after reports of a possible gas leak in an entertainment district in Ohio’s capital city.READ MORE: FDA Says Temperature Scanning Devices Used To Detect Coronavirus Are Not Always Accurate
The Columbus Fire Department and Columbia Gas of Ohio were at the site just north of downtown Monday.
Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin told The Columbus Dispatch that some people walking near Nationwide Arena’s loading dock reported smelling gas.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Public Schools Could Start Vaccinating Teachers Next Week
The possible leak led the Blue Jackets hockey team to cancel practice Monday.
Columbia Gas spokesman Dave Rau said the utility has crews on the scene to investigate the cause of the odor and determine if there was a leak.MORE NEWS: Pitt Says Some 2021 Commencement Ceremonies Will Be In-Person
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