The Nelsonville Division of Fire has responded to a major natural gas leak at the intersection of announces that intersection of Walnut Street and Harper Street. Crews are working to stop the leak but it necessary for anyone living within ½ block of the intersection to evacuate the area for their safety. When evacuating, DO NOT open or close windows or turn light switches on or off. Please just leave your home for a safer area. Once the area is safe the Fire Department will release information about returning home. People outside this ½ block area should stay indoors and away from the area. If you have an emergency call 9-1-1 for assistance. Thank you for your assistance in this urgent matter.