Gas leak in North Avondale causes evacuations

NORTH AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) - A gas leak caused evacuations Thursday morning in North Avondale.

Officials say contractors for Duke Energy tried to connect the wrong gas line, causing a leak in a 20-inch main near the intersection of Paddock Road and Reading Road.

Four residents in the area were evacuated, but are now allowed back inside since the leak has been stopped.

There are no reports of injuries.

Repairs are expected to begin soon, but there is no word on how long it will take. One lane of Paddock is shut down due to fire trucks in the area.

FOX19 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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