A gas leak on Main Street just after 9:30 this morning closed down Main Street by Market Street. It also prompted some evacuations.
All of Main Street has reopened in Ridgefield. Those who were evacuated due to a gas leak have returned to their homes, stores and the community center.
First Selectman Rudy Marconi says the Highway Department was prepping the road for paving, doing drainage work and saw the 8 inch gas main but did not see another one coming off it that's used to help purge and clean the line.
Yankee Gas was called to the scene after workers accidentally pulled that second line away from the main, rupturing it.