Major Gas Line Break in Steubenville Closes Sunset Blvd.

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April 29 2021 08:00 pm

UPDATE: 4:00 p.m.

Sunset Boulevard in Steubenville from Johnson to Wilma Avenues remains closed at this hour. 

Crews have been working since 6:00 a.m. in cold temperatures to fix a ruptured gas line.

Around noon, Columbia gas workers isolated the break. Two homes were evacuated and Dominoes is closed because of the incident, but they are all electric homes, and Columbia does not believe they will have to turn gas off to anyone else in the area. 

You can get around the closure by taking Lincoln, Sinclair or US 22.

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Wednesday, 6:00 a.m.

According to Steubenville Police, there is a major gas line break happening right now in the city.

They have closed down all four of Sunset Blvd from the 2200 block through the 2800 block.

Police originally anticipated the closure lasting through at least noon.

“Columbia Gas of Ohio crews are working as quickly as possible to repair a gas main along Sunset Boulevard this morning. The cause of the leak is unknown at this time, but we will investigate once repairs are completed. Repairs could take most of the day. Two homes were evacuated as a precaution. The Steubenville fire and police departments are assisting our crews, and traffic along Sunset Boulevard will be impacted while repairs are made,” said a spokesperson for Columbia Gas Shane Cartmill.

To get around it, police are advising you to take Sinclair Avenue or US-22.

Stay with 7News for updates on this story as more details are released.

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