Several businesses evacuated after car crashes into natural gas line in Troy

TROY — A ruptured gas line caused by a crash forced multiple business evacuations in Troy Wednesday afternoon, according to firefighters.

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Fire crews were called to the area of County Road 25A and Union Street around 11 a.m. on reports of a car that hit a natural gas distribution line, Troy Fire Platoon Commander Dale Thompson told News Center 7.

An extended closure was expected on County Road 25A, Thompson said. However, the roadway had reopened by 2 p.m. Multiple CenterPoint Energy crews remained on scene making repairs, according to our crew on the scene.

“We had a substantial leak and it was something we could not control ourselves,” Thompson said. “The gas company (CenterPoint Energy) was called in during that process.”

At least seven structures were evacuated prior to their arrival and they shut down all gas utilities, Thompson said. Fire crews also had to deal with 90 degree temperatures outside.

“It was something we were thinking about,” he added. “We called in another engine and had other stations be with us to back us up.”

A full list of the businesses that were evacuated was not available. Some businesses in the area include the Chevrolet of Troy, NAPA Auto Parts and American Advanced Assemblies, according to initial scanner reports and Google maps.

We’ll continue to update this story as we learn more.