New Franklin: Pipe failure mistaken as explosion

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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.

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