Weston Volunteer Fire Dept. responds to gas truck leak

The Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team responded to a call about a leaking propane truck in Weston. —Mark Blake photo

The Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team responded to a call about a leaking propane truck in Weston. —Mark Blake photo

A number of emergency services were called to handle a leaking propane delivery truck yesterday in Weston.

On March 4, at 3:13 p.m., the Weston Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call about a leaking propane delivery truck on Godfrey Road East and Powderhorn Hill Road.

Valve on the gas truck where the leak was found. —Mark Blake photo

Valve on the gas truck where the leak was found. —Mark Blake photo

Arriving fire units found a Hocon Gas truck actively leaking propane from a broken pipe, according to the fire department.

The area was secured and Godfrey Road was shut down with the assistance of the Weston Police Department.

The Fairfield County Hazardous Incident Response Team, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Weston Volunteer Emergency Medical Service and representatives from Hocon Gas responded to the scene as well.

The leak was stopped by responders and the scene was rendered safe at 5:30 p.m.. Fire units remained on scene until the truck was removed at 6:13 p.m..

While this incident was unfolding, Weston fire units responded to three additional emergencies in town, including a propane leak at a private residence.

WVFD's new incident command board with various colored squares representing  fire apparatus at the gas leak. — Mark Blake photo

WVFD’s new incident command board with various colored squares representing the fire apparatus at the gas leak. — Mark Blake photo

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