Norwich Stop & Shop reopened after odor prompted evacuation
Norwich — The Norwich Stop & Shop Supermarket was closed for 2½ hours Wednesday as crews investigated a strange odor discovered in the rear of the store shortly before noon.
Yantic volunteer fire Chief Bernard Herz said the store was evacuated at 11:49 a.m. and was checked by fire and Norwich Public Utility crews, who determined it was not a natural gas leak. Herz said the problem was traced to a faulty rooftop heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit.
The store reopened shortly before 2:30 p.m.
Herz said the store would be ventilated with fans, and the remaining working HVAC rooftop units would recirculate the air in the building.
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