Akron Evacuates a Business, Closes Street and Trail Following Gas Line Rupture
UPDATE: The gas leak was contolled at 12:20 and employees returned to Malco at about 12:30 p.m.
AND THE TOWPATH TRAIL ARE NOW OPEN.
The Akron Fire Department has evacuated a business and closed sections of a street and
the Towpath Trail after a construction company hit a gas line in southwest Akron.
The rupture happened in front of Malco Products at 393 W. Wilbeth Road at about 11:30 this morning. Wilbeth from Firestone Parkway and Manchester Road were closed, as was the trail from S. Main. Street to Kenmore Boulevard.
Dominion East Ohio crews are repairing the line.