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August 3rd, 2009:

Gas Leak Closes Main Street

American Energy Coalition - August 3rd, 2009

Businesses and buildings in Hartford, Conn. were evacuated for several hours because of a gas leak, according to a news account. Main Street was shut down at Main and Tower streets just before 11 a.m. and didn't reopen until after 2:30 p.m. Police said a contractor struck a gas line, causing the leak. Traffic was redirected around the area as a result of the incident, police said. About a half-dozen stores and businesses around the gas leak, including a popular Jamaican bakery, were off-limits until crews could dig down to the line's shut-off valve to turn off the gas.

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