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Crews repair severed gas line; roads and businesses open

The Eagle River Fire Protection District responded to a report of a cut gas line at a construction site near the new medical center on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Roads in the area were closed and patrons at businesses were advised to stay in place. Crews had things moving again by 11 a.m.
Eagle River Fire Protection District | Special to the Daily |

AVON — Roads and businesses are open again after crews repaired a cut a gas line at the corner of Nottingham Road and Buck Creek Road at the new medical center construction site.

The Eagle River Fire Protection District responded to a call around 9:30 a.m. on Monday, and by 11 a.m. things were moving again after all surrounding homes and businesses were advised to stay in place.

“We appreciate people’s patience and understanding that when we block roads off like this, it’s for their safety,” said Tracy LeClair, community risk manager for Eagle River Fire Protection District.

A construction worker at the site accidentally cut a 2-inch gas line, “a pretty good sized line,” LeClair said, and crews quickly clamped the line and repaired it.

No injuries were reported.

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