Detroit Road in Westlake repoened after gas leak; some homes evacuated

WESTLAKE, Ohio — A gas leak in Westlake shut down a portion of Detroit Road for a short time Sunday afternoon and forced the evacuation of several homes and businesses.

Westlake police said Detroit Road was closed between Columbia and Canterbury roads. It reopened just after 2 p.m.

Additionally, five homes and four nearby businesses have been evacuated as a precaution. The leak, officials say, is right in front of one of the businesses.

Columbia Gas Company is on the scene.

Further details were not immediately released.

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