Gas leak leaves residents out in cold |

Gas leak leaves residents out in cold

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The mobile home park across Grand Avenue from Rivers Restaurant was evacuated Thursday night after a woman hit and broke a natural gas pipe with her car.

Glenwood Springs police chief Terry Wilson said police and fire crews responded to the park at around 10 p.m. Thursday.

The break in the pipe was underground, so fire crews evacuated nearby residents for safety, Wilson said.

“They had to dig it out,” he said.

Fire crews eventually plugged the leak and the gas was shut off from a remote location, Wilson said.

Residents were let back into their homes at 11:40 p.m.

The driver of the car, Zomara Diaz-Hernandez, 20, of Glenwood Springs, was cited for suspicion of careless driving and no proof of insurance.

Contact Greg Masse: 945-8515, ext. 511

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