Sections of W. Main St., Cook Ave. in downtown Meriden reopen after high levels of natural gas reported in area

Sections of W. Main St., Cook Ave. in downtown Meriden reopen after high levels of natural gas reported in area



MERIDEN — Police closed multiple downtown streets Thursday due to reported high levels of natural gas in the area.

The incident was reported about 12:20 p.m.. Assistant Fire Chief Brendan Noonan said a natural gas pipe ruptured inside the wall of a residence. Gas inside the residence was turned off

Police closed Randolph Avenue, as well as sections of West Main Street and Cook Avenue, to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. A convenience store on the corner of Randolph Avenue and West Main Street was also evacuated, police said.

Eversource Energy responded to the scene.

All area roads reopened about 1:40 p.m.

There were no reported injuries


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