Cleveland Street closed by gas leak - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Gas leak shuts down several streets on Cleveland's east side

Thieves caused a gas leak which closed down several streets on Cleveland's east side Thursday.

Police shut down Farringdon Avenue, near Union, Thursday afternoon.

Crews on the scene say a home at 12313 Farringdon, the source of the leak, was cordoned off.  Authorities say someone stole copper piping causing gas to leak into the air.

A few nearby homes and an apartment building were evacuated as a precaution.

The Fire Dept. along with Cleveland Public Power and Dominion responded to the scene and shut the gas off.

No one was injured and police are looking for suspects.

 

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