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Workers repair 94-year-old water main near Akron Children’s Hospital

This article has been updated.

The rupture of a 94-year-old water main near Akron Children’s Hospital and the subsequent loss of natural gas service to Dominion Energy Ohio customers in the area had work crews scrambling Saturday and into Sunday morning to fix the problems.

Early Saturday morning, water pressure built up from the 16-inch water main buckled a section of West Center Street.

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As a city of Akron crew repaired the line, gas service was disrupted for about 100 Dominion customers in the area, said Stephanie Moore, senior communications specialist with the gas company.

“Crews responded to an outage earlier today and are investigating the source of water in the lines, which has impacted natural gas service,” Moore said.

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2022-01-22 21:33:45

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