Multiple businesses forced to close for day after gas leak in Greene County

BEAVERCREEK — Crews are working to fix a gas line that got hit and caused a leak Wednesday.

The gas leak closed North Fairfield Road between Lantz Road and Dayton-Xenia Road for hours Wednesday afternoon.

Beavercreek Township fire officials said a company doing utility work in the area underground hit a gas line.

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They got the call around 11:30 a.m.

The leak caused four to six businesses in the area to close down for the rest of the day just to make sure customers were safe.

No one was hurt.

“At no point were kids or anybody in danger. We’ve got some calls from parents concerned about the kids in the preschool,” Lt. Nathan Ardnt with Beavercreek Township Fire Department said. “We are monitoring very closely with CenterPoint, making sure that at no time were gas levels any danger to the kids in the area, especially with the school and the preschool in close proximity.”

There has been no word yet on when repairs will be done.

UPDATE @ 4:51 p.m.:

The Beavercreek road closed after a gas leak has reopened.

News Center 7′s Brandon Lewis is on North Fairfield Road and reported it reopened just before 4:50 p.m.

Beavercreek Twp. Fire Department Lt. Nathan Arndt said they were called out around 11:30 a.m. on reports of a gas line that had been hit in the middle of the road.


A gas leak has shut down part of a busy road in Beavercreek.

The leak was reported around 1 p.m. on North Fairfield Road, Beavercreek police shared on social media.

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Part of North Fairfield Road is closed from Lantz Road/McGrath Way to Rock Drive.

“The road is expected to remain closed for several hours while crews work to fix the issue,” police wrote.

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