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CLOSURE UPDATE: Natorp Blvd Remains Partially Closed until 2pm Today

Published 09/22/2017

Lebanon, Ohio – Deerfield Township – In response to the Gas Main Break on Natorp Blvd, the Warren County Engineer’s Office released its final update. Emergency repairs were made to the Gas Main Break approximately 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 21 and by 7:00 p.m. all lanes of Mason-Montgomery Road were open to traffic. Duke Energy is continuing to make final repairs to the gas main on Natorp Blvd and the traveling public should expect for the westbound lanes of Natorp Blvd to be closed just east of the Mason-Montgomery Road Intersection until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22. Eastbound lanes of Natorp Blvd are open to traffic.

Damage to the gas main break occurred when Capitol Electric, a contractor for the Warren County Engineer’s Office, was drilling as part of a traffic signal installation project. The utilities were marked but the gas line that was hit was not marked. Evacuations took place to the businesses located at 9368 Mason-Montgomery Road out of an abundance of caution due to their proximity to the gas main break. Several other businesses had been asked to evacuate due to access issues to their buildings.

Thank you again to the traveling public for their patience.

About the Warren County Engineer
County Engineers in Ohio are required by law to be registered as both Professional Engineers (P.E.) and Professional Surveyors (P.S.) They are responsible for the maintenance and construction of county roads and maintenance and construction of bridges on county roads, township roads, and certain streets within municipalities. They are also responsible for maintaining land surveying records, checking the accuracy and adequacy of recorded land transfer documents, and establishing or re-establishing certain land survey monuments.

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