Cleveland: RTA resumes after gas leak fire

10:33 PM, Feb 27, 2011   |    comments
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UPDATE: The fire was contained just before 6 p.m. when crews were able to shutoff gas to the line.

Dominion East Ohio gas is continuing their investigation into what may have ignited the gas leak.

RTA has resumed normal operation of the Blue and Green Lines of the rapid transit system.


CLEVELAND -- Fire Department crews have responded to the scene of a gas leak that was ignited in the area of E. 90th Street and Holton Avenue.

The leak occurred in an area where an RTA train passes. The RTA trains have been shut down in that area for the time being.

RTA Spokesman Jerome Masek says buses are replacing the Blue and Green Line routes between E. 79th Street and Shaker Square.

The buses will serve the E.93rd Streets and E. 116th Street rail stations.

Due to water damage, a bridge has swelled and engineers have been called in to check its integrity.

There is also a nearby garage that has been ignited by the flames.

East Ohio Gas crews have been working on the line since yesterday and they were aware of the leak. The gas line is located about 6-8 feet below ground.

Gas workers don't know what caused the leak to ignite.

The nearest residents are about a block away from the fire and are not in any danger.

We have crews on the scene to bring you infromation. Stay with for updates.


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