Gas Leak Contained in Waterbury

Six homes were evacuated, according to fire officials.

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NBC Connecticut

A gas leak has forced the evacuation of six homes in Waterbury Tuesday morning.

A gas line ruptured in the area of 100 Middlesex Avenue around 10 a.m., according to fire officials.  Workers for the city's water department were repairing a water line when the accidentally struck a gas line, firefighters said.

Crews from the gas company contained the leak after a short time and people were allowed back in their homes around 10:45 a.m.

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