SHELTON -- A number of businesses in Shelton were forced to evacuate after an accident caused a gas leak Monday afternoon.
One truck was overturned and another vehicle was badly damaged after a two car crash at the intersection of Route 110 and Constitution Boulevard.
According to Shelton Police, around 3 p.m., a truck was traveling southbound on Constitution Boulevard when it lost control of its breaks. It then hit a gas utility box before colliding with another car driving northbound on Route 110.
A number of local businesses were evacuated as a precaution due to the gas leak.
Kasey Miller is an employee at Riverdale Diner, one of the shops closed for a few hours due to the leak.
“One of our coworkers was saying it smells like gas and we were just like okay, we went outside to check it out, then police came running in said we had to get out, we have to evacuate,” Miller said.
After police shut down gas and electricity in the neighborhood, they were able to safely remove the vehicles and repairs to the gas leak were made by Eversource.
No serious injuries were reported.