May 30, 2016


UPDATE: Construction work caused gas leak in Elyria

ELYRIA — A natural gas leak at the Cherry Ridge condominiums, 1217 West River Road N., that caused the evacuations of about 20 residents, has been repaired.

The leak occurred around 2:45 p.m., according to Fire Capt. Jim Cawley. He said a backhoe from Elyria-based J.L. Reichert Paving, which was digging to do storm water drain work, hit a gas line.

Cawley said the leak was about 20 feet from the condos – located near the Elyria Public Library West River branch – and was a “major concern.”  Firefighters used hoses to disperse the gas residents were allowed to return to their homes around 4:11 p.m.


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