Residents Return After Gas Leak Near Ohio State University Campus


UPDATED: Wednesday May 14, 2014 12:20 PM

A construction crew hit a gas line, causing a gas leak Wednesday morning.

It happened around 7:30 a.m. in the area of West 11th Avenue and North High street, near the South Campus Gateway area.

Police said people in the area were evacuated as a precaution while crews worked to fix the leak.

Columbia Gas crews had to suit up in scuba gear to reach the broken pipe that was underwater.

Dozens of people were forced out of their apartments as gas fumes filled the air.

It took several hours, but the line was repaired.

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