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Parma apartment tenants face gas cut after parking lot collapses

PARMA, Ohio (WOIO) – Tenants of Regency apartments in Parma are frustrated that their building’s gas was shut off after a gas line was likely damaged when the parking lot collapsed.

“I believe they are working on it today, but there are no more cold showers and no kitchen,” tenant Nicholas Schultz said.

Schultz faced many problems related to the collapse of this parking lot. His car is now snagged by the bumpers where the structure fell.

“It’s kind of frustrating in that management didn’t do anything but, ‘hey, so you know we have an emergency stop,'” Schultz said.

In an email to tenants on Wednesday, management said the gas would be turned off for an emergency repair for the next 72 hours in the building next to the parking lot.

“We apologize for any inconvenience as we go through this difficult time and will update you once the gas is restored,” Regency Apartments management said.

Late Thursday evening, 19 News learned that the tenants had received an email stating that the emergency repair was almost complete and that gas would be restored.

Raina Hill, a tenant in a nearby building, was awakened by the sound of fire alarms when this happened. She said she was not surprised, but hopes management will take action to prevent something like this from happening again.

“I knew something was going to happen,” Hill said. “They don’t really care about anything that happens here.”

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Deena S. Hawkins

The author Deena S. Hawkins