Kent | Crash creates gas leak, forces residents out

KENT -- Just before 11 a.m. today, a vehicle crashed into the Four Seasons Apartments on Horning Road, causing damage to a gas line. A gas leak occurred which resulted in the evacuation of approximately 67 residents.

Kent Fire Department, Kent Police Department, and Kent State University Police Department personnel responded. Additional area fire departments also responded to assist.

The United Church of Christ and the Kent State University Newman Center both opened their doors to temporarily house evacuated residents. PARTA assisted with transporting the evacuated residents.

American Red Cross set up an emergency shelter at the Kent State Recreation and Wellness Center.

Dominion East Ohio has responded to the scene and stopped the leak.

Repairs are in progress and it is unknown how long the residents will be displaced.


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