Weather Forecast


Gas leak forces evacuation of nursing home, NW section of Olivia this afternoon

OLIVIA -- The Olivia Police Department is evacuating the northwest corner of the community this afternoon, including residents of the Golden Living Center nursing facility due to a report of a gas leak, according to information from the Renville County Sheriff's Department.

Police are requesting that all persons stay away from the affected area until an "all clear" is given. Ninth Street North in Olivia remains open, but all cross streets west of Ninth Street remain closed to vehicle and foot traffic.

Olivia Police, Olivia Ambulance Service and Olivia Fire Departments are on scene, along with the Renville County Sheriff's Office. No injuries have been reported and utility crews are on scene repairing the problem.

Questions can be directed to the mobile command center at (320) 894-6654.