Leak on 56th Street mystifies authorities

May 9, 2013

Police blocked West 56th Street on the northwest side at about 4 a.m. Thursday as emergency crews responded to reports of what appeared to be an oil or gas spill. According to the Pike Township Fire Department, the substance appeared to be some type of petroleum product leaking from an underground pipe. Representatives of the Marion County Health Department said nearby residents were not in danger. Officials worked later in the morning to determine the source of the leak.