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Gas Leak Closes Street, Evacuates One Home Monday Morning

Worker using an auger to drill a hole for a new utility pole hit an gas line on Monday morning in Hamilton.

A section of two streets were closed and one home was evacuated after an auger crew struck an underground gas line in Hamilton on Monday morning.

The crew was drilling a hole on Lois Street at about 11:15 a.m. when it struck the line. The leak filled the neighborhood with the smell of natural gas.

checked several home in the neighborhood and the one home where somebody was home, was evacuated and the person went with a neighbor, Fire Chief Phil Stevens said.

“We’ve checked the whole street,” he said.

National Grid crews planned to put in a bypass to the ruptured main, Stevens said.

Russell Stevens said a portion of Linden Street near Lois Street and Lois Street between Railroad Avenue and Savoy Road was closed while the gas leaked from underground pipe.

In addition to two Hamilton fire trucks, a crew from the also assisted at the scene.

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