(WHBC) – Some people have been evacuated from their homes and roads are shut down due to a gas line break in Massillon.

The natural gas line break happened Tuesday morning on Walnut Road SE, in front of the Fresh Mark facility.

The Massillon Fire Department says the line was ruptured as crews were preparing to repair or replace it.

Gas can be seen spewing into the air.

Fire department personnel and crews from Dominion Energy are on the scene, along with the Stark County Hazardous Materials Team.

Officials say the atmosphere is being monitored, and although there have been no injuries, the entire area is dangerous and should be avoided.

Several homes on Huron Road, Mohican Road and Arapahoe Avenue have been evacuated as a precaution.


BREAKING Roads are shut down and some nearby homes are being evacuated for a natural gas line break on Richville Drive SE in Massillon, in front of FreshMark.

Posted by News-Talk 1480 WHBC on Tuesday, February 5, 2019