Uncategorized | 9:19 pm | March 23, 2010 | By Colin Ross

An alarming moment on Crown Street

A gas leak near the Shubert Theater prompted police to evacuate buildings along Crown Street.
A gas leak near the Shubert Theater prompted police to evacuate buildings along Crown Street. Photo by Colin Ross.

A gas leak shut down College Street between Chapel and Crown streets, near the Shubert Theater, Tuesday afternoon around 1 p.m. According to the New Haven Independent, construction crewmen accidentally ruptured a gas pipe when they dug into the asphalt on the street. Neighboring buildings were temporarily evacuated. The leak was patched within an hour.

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