NEW FRANKLIN, Ohio -- Police say the early morning failure of a high-pressure pipe at a New Franklin gas well was mistaken for an explosion and led to the evacuations of hundreds of residents.
Detective Mike Hitchings said the failure of a high-pressure gas line at a Dominion well caused a loud noise that some residents reported as an explosion.
The incident was reported just after 6 a.m. Monday on the east side of the city and led authorities to evacuate residents.
No injuries were initially reported.
Several roadways had been temporarily closed, but all were re-opened and the evacuated residents were permitted to return to their homes by 8 a.m.