Gas leak contained, Crooksville residents allowed back home

CROOKSVILLE, OH (WCMH)–The Perry County Sheriff’s Office said residents who were evacuated after a gas leak in Crooksville Monday are being allowed to go home.

crooksville 2All residents within half a mile of the intersection of State Route 93 and Watt Hill Road were asked to go to Crooksville High School Monday evening.

The leak was reported near that intersection.

Approximately 100 first responders turned out after a Columbia Gas transmission line broke outside of the village.

A temporary shelter for hundreds of people was put into place at Crooksville High School.

Columbus Gas and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio are now investigating what went wrong with the gas line. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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