Downtown Hartford reopened after gas leak

Emergency crews on the scene of a gas leak in Hartford (Twitter / LtFoley)

HARTFORD, Conn., (WTNH) – Emergency crews spent hours Thursday afternoon repairing a gas leak in downtown Hartford.

At 10:20 a.m., police and Connecticut Natural Gas crews responded to reports of a gas leak at 24 Central Row. The area of American Row next to the Old State House was shut down for nearly 5 hours as emergency repairs took place underneath the roadway.

Police said there were minor evacuations while the gas leak was being contained. Everyone was later allowed back into their buildings.

Michael West, Director of Communications of Connecticut Natural Gas said the pipe was patched this afternoon and there is no danger.

The roadway was reopened around 3:40 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

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