COLUMBUS, Ohio — Crews investigating a gas flow near the Columbus Blue Jackets‘ downtown stadium that resulted in the hockey team to cancel its own practice say that the area is safe.
Reports of people smelling gas in the region on Monday forced residents of buildings to evacuate, including Blue Jackets employees who were indoors Nationwide Arena.
The entertainment district in the capital city of Ohio houses several restaurants, taverns and other businesses.
Columbia Gas says it’s investigating what led to the smell and readings of gas in the area had dropped from mid afternoon.
Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin told The Columbus Dispatch that some people walking near the loading-dock of the arena reported smelling gas.
The Blue Jackets say that there won’t be any impact in their match Tuesday night against Washington.