Homes Evacuated After Gas Leak in New Haven

A few homes were evacuated after an underground gas leak in the East Rock area of New Haven, according to the deputy director of emergency operations for the city. 

Canner Street is closed between Whitney Avenue and Prospect Street, but Whitney Street is now open. 

Officials initially said two schools were closed, including the Worthington Hooker School, but school officials said there are no school closures. A K to 2 program was relocated and not other schools were impacted.

Police are asking pedestrians to avoid Whitney Avenue and Canner Street,

Officials said they found the source of the leak and are digging to expose it. 

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