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Natural gas leak in New London neighborhood secured

Published November 22. 2013 8:00AM   Updated November 23. 2013 12:17AM

A gas leak on Montauk Avenue and Westomere Terrace in New London has been secured.

Battalion Chief Tom Curcio said a paving company milling the road accidentally struck a gas valve in the street, causing the leak. The incident was reported at 7:40 a.m., and residents were evacuated from their homes on Westomere Terrace, with some Montauk Avenue residents also evacuated. They were allowed back in their homes by 8:30 a.m.

Yankee Gas has secured the leak and is in the process of repairing the gas valve.

No injuries were reported.

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