Car Crash Causes Gas Leak in Shelton

A crash on River Road in Shelton caused a gas leak that forced the evacuation of area businesses Monday.

Police said two vehicles were involved in the crash, which happened near Constitution Boulevard around 3 p.m. One of those vehicles hit a gas utility box, causing the leak.

Homes and businesses in the area were evacuated as a precaution and the road was closed from around 3 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.

No one was hurt and the road has since reopened.

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