WESTON — Two streets were closed Thursday for a gas line break, and residents in the immediate area were evacuated.
The Wood County Sheriff’s Office was alerted of the line break at 11:06 a.m., in the area of Ohio and Center streets. Dispatch could not say who called in the break, other than it was a company.
Suburban Natural Gas was alerted to the break at 11:15 a.m.
The streets were closed until the scene was cleared around 1:15 p.m.
According to Andrew Sonderman, president of Suburban Natural Gas, a landscaping crew planting trees at 13445 Center St., hit the company’s 4-inch plastic pipeline.
Gas crews squeezed off the plastic line, taking care of the flow of gas, and had a replacement line in by late afternoon, he said.
Sonderman pointed out, as per law, that gas line was accurately marked.
Natural gas in an open-air environment is not hazardous, Sonderman said, but the area was evacuated to prevent sparks.