Milford, Conn. (WTNH) — It was a scary few hours for a Milford neighborhood when residents were evacuated after a gas main rupture on Naugatuck Avenue.
The rupture occurred at 11:00am at 494 Naugatuck Avenue. When emergency responders arrived on the scene, they found that a Regional Water Authority work crew had ruptured an unmarked 2-inch gas line that supplied the St. Ann’s School building.
Milford firefighters set up protective hose lines in the road, while police officers began evacuations of the nearby buildings. Fire crews used gas meters to check the surrounding areas, but found no dangerous levels that warranted any further action.
Southern Connecticut Gas Company crews arrived to access the ruptured main. They stopped the flow of gas to the ruptured pipe, and repaired the damaged gas line. The scene was declared under control by 12:30pm. Residents were allowed to return to their homes, and Naugatuck Avenue is back open to traffic.