MERIDEN — Police closed multiple downtown streets Thursday due to reported high levels of natural gas in the area.
The incident was reported about 12:20 p.m.. Assistant Fire Chief Brendan Noonan said a natural gas pipe ruptured inside the wall of a residence. Gas inside the residence was turned off
Police closed Randolph Avenue, as well as sections of West Main Street and Cook Avenue, to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. A convenience store on the corner of Randolph Avenue and West Main Street was also evacuated, police said.
Eversource Energy responded to the scene.
All area roads reopened about 1:40 p.m.
There were no reported injuries