Gas leak will keep Clark County BMV building in New Carlisle closed

UPDATE @ 6:35 p.m.: Work to locate and repair a gas leak at the Clark County BMV and Title Department building in New Carlisle will stretch into Tuesday morning as a Vectren crew will continue to search out the source of the leak.

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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.

All of the businesses will remain closed until the leak is repaired, New Carlisle Fire Chief Steve Trusty said. Someone from the motor vehicles bureau called 9-1-1 to report the leak.

North Main Street (state Route 235) was closed in both directions by New Carlisle fire crews and Vectren officials for a time. The thoroughfare was reopened once Vectren shut off the gas.

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.

BMV clients and customers should call ahead before coming out Tuesday or use another BMV in the area, he said.


The Bureau of Motor Vehicles office in New Carlisle has been evacuated after a gas leak was reported.

Fire crews are on the scene at 430 N. Main St., according to 911 dispatchers.

The leak was reported around 4:30 p.m.

We have a crew on the way and will update this story as more information is available.

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