State Highway 49 Re-Opens South of Wheatfield

A section of State Road 49, south of Wheatfield, which was closed Wednesday afternoon due to a construction company striking a natural gas pipe line, reopened by late afternoon or early evening. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office stated the incident took place sometime after two pm on Wednesday, and for a time closed Highway 49, between County Road 1100 North and State Road 10. NIPSCO crews were at the scene to repair what had taken place.