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.

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