UPDATE: Mt. Pleasant Gas Main Repaired

A gas main break shut down part of a downtown district in Isabella County this morning.

A crew hit the gas main at Broadway and Henry in Mt. Pleasant earlier today, forcing the area to be closed, and people evacuated for a couple hours.

Everything was fixed at about 11:30 a.m.

The line was broken by road crews this morning before 9:00 a.m. as work on renovating Broadway continues through the summer.

Police and fire evacuated a 300 foot radius but now the final steps are being taken to let those people return home.

Police say it took about 3 hours to fix because it is a main line which need to be pinched at four areas, all hand dug to make sure to keep away from sparking.

But that is all finished now as the main has been shut off.