Clark County title office in New Carlisle reopening today after gas leak

Clark County Title Department reopens Tuesday morning following gas leak. STAFF
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Clark County Title Department reopens Tuesday morning following gas leak. STAFF

The Clark County Title Department, New Carlisle Office has reopened today after emergency responders were dispatched for a gas leak Monday evening.

Clark County Common Pleas Court Clerk of Court Melissa Tuttle said the BMV and title office reopened at 10:30 a.m. after she received an all-clear from officials. Information about what caused the gas leak wasn’t available on Tuesday morning.

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Work to locate and repair a gas leak stretched into Tuesday morning as a Vectren crew continued to search for the leak.

The building in the 400 block of North Main Street that houses the motor vehicles bureau, two automotive garages, two apartments and a Realtor’s business had to be evacuated Monday afternoon on the report of the leak.

Someone from the motor vehicles bureau called 9-1-1 to report the leak, New Carlisle Fire Chief Steve Trusty said.

North Main Street (state Route 235) was closed in both directions by New Carlisle fire crews and Vectren officials for a time.

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Residents of the two apartments above the motor vehicles bureau were allowed to return to their apartments because their heat sources are electric, Chief Trusty said.

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