Car Crash Breaks Natural Gas Line, Prompting Evacuations in Avon

Part of an Avon neighborhood was evacuated Thursday when a car crashed into a home and broke a natural gas line.

Police said an elderly driver crashed into a housing unit at 5 Pond Place around 1 p.m. No one was home, but the crash damaged a natural gas line. Police and firefighters evacuated the area while Eversource and Connecticut Natural gas responded to cut service to the home.

The gas line repairs are underway and should be complete between 6:30 and 7 p.m.

Residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

The driver suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. No one else was hurt.

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