Road Closed as Crews Fix Gas Line

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CLEVELAND — As Dominion crews worked to fix a ruptured gas line in Cleveland Saturday, the Cleveland Division of Fire was working to keep those in the area safe.

“Any time you have gas spewing out there’s a potential that there could be something more serious, but at this point we have no indication that anything is going to affect the residents of the community,” said Larry Gray, a spokesperson for the fire department.

Gray said the gas leak was reported at 6:30 a.m.  St. Clair was closed between East 141st Street and East 143rd Street for repairs.

Four area businesses were evacuated as a precaution.

Gray said it was a strip mall plaza, tire business, auto repair shop and nursery.

“Everyone was out safely.  The gas for those buildings has been cut off.  Based on the information we have from this point from Dominion, everything is secure, we’ve notified RTA and the city about the street closures,” Gray told Fox 8 News.

One resident was also displaced and was being helped by the Red Cross.

Dominion called in specialist crews to address the problem.

The Cleveland Division of Fire said repairs could last into Sunday or possibly Monday, but Dominion would not give a timeframe.

“We’re asking residents of the area, if they can, to stay out of the area or to make an alternate route for the time being until we can get a handle on what’s going on and get this under control,” Gray said.

Rely on Fox 8 News and for updates on this story as they become available.

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