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VIDEO: Gas leak forces evacuation of CLE Clinic

Posted: 1:08 PM, Sep 22, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-22 13:08:07-04
VIDEO: Gas leak forces evacuation of CLE Clinic
VIDEO: Gas leak forces evacuation of CLE Clinic

A gas leak closed a portion of Euclid Avenue at East 89th Street near the Cleveland Clinic Tuesday afternoon. 

Officials gave the all-clear and reopened all facilities at 1 p.m.

Cleveland police reported the leak around 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The leak forced the evacuation of parts of the Cleveland Clinic and the nearby InterContinental Suites Hotel. A Burger King was also evacuated.

The Cleveland Clinic released this statement to newsnet5.com:

Due to a gas main break, which has been secured, we have taken precautionary measures and evacuated several buildings on Cleveland Clinic’s main campus located between E. 83rd and E. 89th Streets. Patients, caregivers and visitors have been transported and relocated to other areas on campus. The buildings will reopen once all areas have been cleared.

Firefighters and Dominion East Ohio responded to the scene to investigate the cause. 

No injuries have been reported.

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