Gas line hit during construction

First Posted: 7/5/2011

LIMAAmerican Township Fire Department responded to a natural gas leak near the intersection of Elida Road and Robb Avenue about noon Tuesday. An auger was being used to dig a hole when workers struck a 6-inch Columbia gas line, according to American Township Fire Department. The construction work took place near White Cottage Rentals, where residents had to be evacuated for about an hour and a half. Firefighters were on scene until residents could return, and Columbia Gas of Ohio handled further repairs to the gas line.

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