Gas leak closes Route 10 in Simsbury - WNEM TV 5

Gas leak closes Route 10 in Simsbury

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Route 10 in Simsbury was closed in both directions Monday afternoon after a car slammed into a building, ruptured a gas leak and caused the neighborhood to be evacuated.

A Lexus SUV hit the porch of a home in the area of 300 block of Hopmeadow Street at about 3 p.m.

Witnesses told Eyewitness News the car flipped in the air and crashed to the ground.

Immediately after the crash, people heard hissing from the gas line and the area was immediately evacuated.

The two women in the car during the crash were able to get out of the vehicle on their own and their injuries are non-life-threatening.

People were able to return to their homes and businesses after the leak contained, officials said.

According to Connecticut Light & Power, 230 customers were "de-energized as a safety precaution" to allow Connecticut Natural Gas to deal with the leak.

Power was restored around 4:30 p.m.

Crews towed away the car involved in the crash and Route 10 was expected to reopen around 5 p.m.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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