Nearly 2,000 customers without heat after gas line ruptures in Wellington

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WELLINGTON, Ohio (WJW) — Some residents have been evacuated after a gas line ruptured in Wellington.

Police say the gas leak occurred at Barker and and East Hamilton Streets.

They received reports of the incident around 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Columbia Gas is currently on scene with Wellington Police and Fire.  A spokesperson says 1,900 customers have been impacted by this incident.  They have not released an estimated time for restoration.

Police say certain areas of the village should expect a gas interruption for the night.

Parts of Barker, Adams and East Hamilton have been closed to vehicle traffic. Police ask that drivers and pedestrians plan accordingly and try to avoid the area.

Exempted Village Schools will be closed on Monday, Nov. 18 due to no heat in the school buildings.

Warming centers have been set up for residents without heat.

Anyone seeking assistance should call the Wellington Police Department at 440-647-2244.

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