Natural Gas Leak Leads to Evacuation in Strawberry Point

A natural gas leak led to an evacuation in Strawberry Point early Saturday morning.

Strawberry Point Emergency Services were called to Nading’s Service and Sporting for the gas leak shortly after 1 am. They discovered a semi truck had damaged a natural gas pipeline near Nading’s, causing a leak.

Residents in the immediate area were evacuated and safely relocated to the Methodist Church with the assistance of Clayton County Emergency Management and the Red Cross.

The natural gas leak was repaired and residents were allowed to safely return to their homes.

The Strawberry Point Police Department says a big thank you goes out to all agencies involved in the teamwork displayed in this event.