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Natural gas odor lingers over New Franklin after pipeline rupture
Evacuation was cancelled, and no injuries or damage reported
by WKSU's TIM RUDELL
and M.L. SCHULTZE


Reporter
Tim Rudell
 
In The Region:

Dominion East Ohio crews responded to the small southern Summit County village of New Franklin to try to determine why an 8-inch high-pressure pipeline to a main feeder line burst this morning.

The smell of natural gas permeated the area near Nimisila Reservoir pat 11 this morning, and gas company crews were bringing in heavy equipment.

Residents reported hearing a large boom around 6:20 this morning. Detective Mike Hitchings of the New Franklin Police Department said there was no explosion, fire or injuries and that an evacuation order was cancelled shortly after 7 a.m. Hitchings said Dominion East Ohio crews shut off the gas line.

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