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Authorities responding to gas leak in Richland County

Posted at 2:38 PM, Jan 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-12 21:07:54-05

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Crews are working to repair a gas leak that caused an outage in Richland County Saturday afternoon.

According to the Springfield Township Fire Department, the incident happened at the intersection of State Route 42and Hanley Road in Washington Township.

Richland County gas leak and explosion
Gas leak and explosion near State Route 42 and Hanley Road. Courtesy of Katelynn Reis.

Authorities are asking the public to avoid the area.

The cause of the gas leak and outage is under investigation.

No additional information has been provided.

Photo/Video courtesy of Katelynn Reis.