Crews hit gas line in Weathersfield Township, causing leak

Roads in Weathersfield Township are being shut down after crews hit a gas line while digging.

WEATHERSFIELD TWP., Ohio (WYTV) – Crews working to put in a utility pole hit a gas line in Weathersfield Township while digging on Monday morning.

Robbins Avenue has reopened after a gas leak temporarily shut it down for over two hours.

“Ohio Edison was gonna move a pole and the hole that they were digging, they hit the gas line.”

Dominion Energy Spokesperson Tracey Oliver said four commercial accounts were affected but it’s not known how much natural gas escaped from the line.

Emergency crews shut down a portion of Robbins Avenue near the intersection of Tibbetts Wick Road and Route 422 around 10:30 a.m. while they worked to find the valve to turn it off.

“It was a large gas leak so we don’t want anybody too close to it,” said Assistant Fire Chief Ken Boring.

Fire officials said they shut the road down just as a precaution.

At 12:50 p.m., the area was determined to be safe and Robbins Avenue reopened.