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Cleveland Avenue near MAX line reopens after gas leak

A ruptured gas line near Cleveland Avenue and the MAX tracks in Gresham shut down Cleveland Avenue for about an hour, but the street was reopened at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 24.

"There was no danger to the community," said Gresham Fire Department Batallion Chief Mike Traeger.

A man was mowing some undeveloped lots in the area and sheared off the top of a one-inch gas line, Traeger said. "Gas was coming out for about an hour," he said.

"But gas rises and defuses. It is only dangerous if it is contained," he said. "People reacted appropriately and called it in."