Authorities investigating gas leak near Mansfield; AEP, Columbia Gas responding


RICHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — Officials are investigating a gas leak near Mansfield.

According to police on scene, several people called in reporting an "explosion" in the area of Route 42 and Hanley Road just before 1 p.m. Saturday.

Upon investigation, authorities told 10TV the incident was a broken pipe and gas leak.

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Both roads are currently closed.

Authorities say AEP is responding to shut off electricity in the area. After that, Columbia Gas will come to shut off valves before reparing the pipe.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Stay with 10TV and on this developing story.