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Efforts continue to fix punctured gas line in Farmington

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Work continued late Tuesday night, as repair crews in Farmington Township spent a second day trying to cap a natural gas leak.

According to Farmington Township Fire Chief Jon Bland, work began early Monday afternoon on the line that was cut in the area of 7000 State Route 534.

Bland says a heavy equipment operator struck the line that stretches from Lake Erie to the Damascus area in Southwest Mahoning County.

The odor of natural gas could be detected in the area of the break, forcing an Amish school in the area to remain closed on Tuesday.

Repair crews have been trying to fix the leak without cutting service to customers in Orwell and other areas served by the pipe line.

The chief says he hoped that the main line would be drained by Tuesday night in order to eliminate the heavy gas odor in the area.

Bland says that people living in the remote area should not be concerned.

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