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Akron Evacuates a Business, Closes Street and Trail Following Gas Line Rupture

The Akron Fire Department evacuated Malco Products after construction crews hit a gas line out front.
The Akron Fire Department evacuated Malco Products after construction crews hit a gas line out front.
The Akron Fire Department evacuated Malco Products after construction crews hit a gas line out front.
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The Akron Fire Department evacuated Malco Products after construction crews hit a gas line out front.

UPDATE: The gas leak was contolled at 12:20 and employees returned to Malco at about 12:30 p.m.

AND THE TOWPATH TRAIL ARE NOW OPEN. 

The Akron Fire Department has evacuated a business and closed sections of a street and 

the Towpath Trail  after a construction company hit a gas line in southwest Akron.The rupture happened in front of Malco Products at 393 W. Wilbeth Road at about 11:30 this morning. Wilbeth from Firestone Parkway and Manchester Road were closed, as was the trail from S. Main. Street to Kenmore Boulevard.

Dominion East Ohio crews are repairing the line.

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