US 2 in Crystal Falls Township was closed for a short time this morning because of a suspected natural gas leak. But police say there was no gas. The Iron County Sheriff’s Department says the incident happened shortly before 6 am central time, near oss road. Local pipeline companies were also called in. Sheriff Mark Valesano says it wasn’t a gas leak. He says police and the gas crews later learned there had been an accidental release of the chemical odorant that is added to natural gas so that humans can detect the gas. The odor poses no threat to public safety. And the Sheriff says the scent will dissipate over time.
The Crystal Falls Fire Department also responded to the scene.