Old Saybrook businesses forced to evacuate after restaurant employee leaves on gas
OLD SAYBROOK, CT (WFSB) - Employees and customers at several Old Saybrook businesses had to evacuate Thursday morning because of a gas leak.
Firefighters rushed to AJ Noodle Bar on Main Street around 8 a.m. after someone smelled fumes in the area.
The owner of the business told Channel 3 that an employee accidentally left the gas on Wednesday.
As a precaution, police evacuated everyone inside 10 businesses that were part of the same strip. One local business owner was glad everything ended well, but said it was a bit of an unnerving way to start the day.
“It was a little unsettling,” said Dr. Rachel Cavanna, Achieve Wellness Chiropractic. “I thought I smelled something yesterday and everyone thought I was a little crazy because nobody else smelled it. So, it didn’t really surprise me that much.”
The entire situation was resolved in less than an hour.
Everyone Channel 3 spoke with said they were grateful that emergency responders fixed the issue before the worst heat of the day arrived.
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