Covenant HealthCare evacuates 2 buildings after gas leak


The gas leak has been shut off and the line is being repaired at this time.

Consumers Energy crews will be going door-todoor to relight natural gas appliances to customers affected by the gas line break near Covenant HealthCare.

The following streets are in the affected area:

  • Houghton from Bond to Mason

  • Cooper from Stone to Woodbridge

  • Benjamin from Cooper to State

  • Genesee from Benjamin to Oakley

  • Mason from Houghton to State

  • Woodbridge from Cooper to Genesee

  • Irving between Woodbridge and Mason

  • Congress between Woodbridge and Mason

  • Genesee from Mason to Mershon

If you were not home at the time of the gas line break and need assistance from a Consumers crew you are asked to call 1-800-477-5050.

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Saginaw Fire officials tell NBC25, the gas leak happened just before 9 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of North Harrison Street and Houghton Avenue in Saginaw.

Consumers Energy crews are on scene to investigate the exact cause of the leak.

However, Saginaw Fire officials say an excavating crew struck a gas main when they were working near the intersection.

Consumers crews will cut off gas to the hospital's Harrison Building, as well as the area 10 blocks west of the hospital campus.

Customers in the designated area will be without natural gas for about 2-3 hours while crews work.

If you live in the affected area you are asked to call 1-800-477-5050 to request a Consumers Energy crew to come to your house and relight the appliances.

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Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw has evacuated two buildings after a gas line ruptured near campus.

According to Covenant officials, crews were working to upgrade exterior signs when they hit a gas line causing a partial evacuation of the hospital.

Covenant has evacuated two buildings in their complex- the Central Michigan University College of Medicine and the building that houses the hospitalâ??s lab- as a precautionary measure.

NBC25 has a crew on the way to the scene.

We will bring you updates as they become available.