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A two-car accident in New Milford on Wednesday morning caused a high-pressure gas leak and required the evacuation of several homes, police said.

The crash between a four-door sedan and a pickup truck occurred just before 9 a.m. on the boulevard at Madison Avenue, said Captain Nicholas DiGenio of New Milford. The occupants of both vehicles were not injured.

One of the vehicles left the roadway during the accident and landed on a gas vent pipe, causing a high-pressure leak, DiGenio said. As a precaution, residents of nearby homes were asked to evacuate, he said.

PSE&G responded and crews were able to temporarily contain the leak. According to DiGenio, the area was deemed safe between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m., allowing residents to return to their homes.

New Milford police and firefighters remained on scene late Wednesday morning while workers repaired the gas line, which could take some time, DiGenio said. The boulevard was closed at Madison Avenue as of 10:30 a.m. and detours were in place, according to a police Facebook post.

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