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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gas Line Struck, Main Street Buildings Evacuated

UPDATE Workers at a small park at Westport’s Post Road East and Main Street struck a gas main today, forcing evacuation of two buildings at 9 and 17 Main Image
Utility crews work to shut down a gas leak today on Westport’s Main Street. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Police blocked off Main Street at Post Road East after the incident which occurred shortly before 2 p.m. At 2:17 p.m. the line was shut down, said Assistant Chief Rob Yost.

A crew from Southern Connecticut Gas Co. was on the scene working in the small park adjacent to the old library. Main Street was reopened to traffic at 2:40 p.m.

A supervisor from the utility said a inch and a quarter line had been severed. There were no injuries.


Posted 06/29/11 at 05:55 PM  Permalink


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