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UPDATE: Car crashes into Madison apartment building's gas meter

UPDATED Wednesday, December 11, 2013 --- 3:28 p.m.

Madison firefighters say a car crashed into an apartment building Wednesday morning, severing a gas meter.

The crash happened at 2413 Fish Hatchery Road. Firefighters say a woman hit a traffic light at the intersection of Park and Badger Rd. before hitting the building. The driver and a 7-year-old girl in the car were not injured. The child was buckled into a booster seat.

When fire crews arrived, they could smell natural gas. Additional crews responded to help evacuate residents.

Firefighters and MG&E workers ventilated the building after the gas was shut off. Residents have since been allowed back into their apartments.

MG&E is installing a new gas meter for the building.

Madison Metro provided a bus for residents to use to keep warm during the incident.


Posted Wednesday, December 11, 2013 --- 11:46 a.m.

A car crashed into the gas meter of a Madison apartment building Wednesday morning, causing some traffic closures.

It happened around 10:02 a.m. at a building on W. Badger Rd and Fish Hatchery Rd.

There was no fire and no one was injured. MG&E is on scene replacing the meter.

The crash closed W. Badger Road between Fish Hatchery Rd. and Catalpa Rd., as well as some lanes on Fish Hatchery Rd.

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