- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A Dayton spokeswoman says a downtown gas leak in the southwest Ohio city led to some building evacuations but no illnesses or injuries.

Dayton public affairs manager Toni Bankston says workers struck a gas line Thursday morning while repairing a water main. The leak occurred near an area that includes businesses, residences and the stadium used by the city’s minor league baseball team, the Dayton Dragons.

The area within two blocks of the leak was evacuated as a precaution until the gas provider, Vectren, shut off the line.

Vectren’s communications director, Natalie Hedde (HED’-ee), says repairs are under way.

Bankston says residents and business employees were allowed to return to the area within about two hours. She didn’t immediately know the total number of people or buildings evacuated.

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