Businesses along Green Road in South Euclid evacuated for gas leak

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio-- People were evacuated in a portion of South Euclid following a gas leak Friday morning.

Contractors hit the gas line while making repairs to 12-inch water main break, the Cleveland Water Department said. No injuries were reported.

City officials said they evacuated businesses along Green Road, from Ardendale Road to Mayfield Road, as a precaution. Evacuees were taken to a nearby health center and the South Euclid Community Center.

The gas was shut off at about 11:30 a.m., according to fire officials. Workers are ventilating the buildings before people are allowed to return.

South Euclid fire officials said between 500 and 1,000 customers will be without gas until repairs are made. Dominion said just 14 commercial customers were affected.

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