Update: Valley View Road was reopened around 1:30 p.m. after being closed for about 2 1/2 hours after a construction crew building a home struck a gas line. Police say one lane of traffic was opened just after 1 p.m. and both lanes were reopened by 1:30 p.m., though traffic may need to be directed around equipment as gas company crews continue repairs.
Police now say three homes were evacuated, including three adults and seven children.
Sagamore Hills — Valley View Road is closed from Chaffe Road to Canal Road and five homes were evacuated on Valley View Road around 10:35 a.m. due to a gas leak near the Summit Metro Parks Bike an Hike Trail after a construction company hit a gas line building a home.
Sagamore Hills Police Chief David Hayes told the News Leader Ohio Gas and Dominion East Ohio are actively working to fix the leak. While he said he had no official timeline for the repair he estimated it would take approximately an hour.
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