Houses on Oberlin Avenue in Lorain evacuated for gas leak

LORAIN, Ohio - Houses were evacuated in Lorain on Tuesday for a gas leak, a Columbia Gas spokesman said.

The gas leak happened on Oberlin Avenue in the area of West 13th Street. Ray Frank with Columbia Gas said construction damaged a 10-inch steel main line.

As a precaution, the fire department evacuated Oberlin Avenue for West 12th Street though West 13th Street north of the railroad tracks.

The fire department said the leak has been secured, but several homes won't have gas until the line is repaired.

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