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Overnight crash, gas leak leads to evacuations in Elmwood Village

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Posted at 2:09 AM, May 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-20 02:09:16-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — An overnight crash in Buffalo's Elmwood Village caused a gas leak that prompted evacuations.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday at the corner of Elmwood and Forest. An SUV appeared to strike the corner building which formerly housed a Subway, leading to a gas leak. The driver fled the scene, firefighters said.

The leak prompted fire crews to evacuate neighbors and businesses, including Calio's and Mister Goodbar.

As of 2 a.m., workers with National Fuel were still on-scene evaluating, but initial reports showed no signs of gas within the building.

No one was hurt.