Gas leak caused evacuations

5:40 PM, Dec 16, 2013   |    comments
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COMMERCE CITY - There is a gas break at 4800 Monaco Street in Commerce City, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

The gas line break was caused after a car hit a gas-distribution regulator station after an accident around 11 a.m. 

Xcel Energy is trying to solve the leak. The gas has been turned off, and emergency responders on the scene, including Denver Police and South Adams County Fire District.

Buildings were evacuated due to the gas leak. They were let back in around 11 a.m.

Monaco Street and 49th Avenue are shut down as repairs are made. There was an electrical outage to 106 customers because a police was hit as well.

According to Commerce City officials, a maroon Chevy Impala was heading eastbound on East 48th Avenue and crossed into the westbound lane, colliding with a Subaru Outback. After the collision, the Impala rolled into a power pole and struck a natural gas line on the northeast corner of East 48th Avenue and Monaco Street.

The drivers of both vehicles were transported by ambulance to the hospital and the severity of their injuries is unknown at this time. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol are a factor in the crash.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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