Natural gas line struck in Fostoria

PHOTO BY JILL GOSCHE A crew works at the scene of a natural gas leak on Columbus Avenue in Fostoria Tuesday morning.

FOSTORIA — Crews responded to a natural gas leak on Columbus Avenue Tuesday morning.

According to a Fostoria Police Department report, Seneca County Sheriff’s Office advised the police department about 9:30 a.m. that a construction company hit a gas line at 725 Columbus Ave.

Personnel from Fostoria Fire Division, Fostoria Police Department, Ohio Department of Transportation, Community Emergency Response Team and Columbia Gas responded, and assistance was requested from the city’s sewer department as well.

The gas leak was isolated and stopped about 10:45 a.m., the police report states.

The leak had closed SR 18 at SR 587 and Lytle Street. SR 18 reopened throughout the day.

The main entrance to Good Shepherd Home temporarily was closed, according to the home’s Facebook page. It had instructed people to enter the building through the Springville Avenue entrance.