Updated: Customers Allowed Back to Panera, Other Shops

Update 6:33 p.m. 
The town of Canton Fire and EMS Department wrapped up its response at the Shoppes at Farmington Valley after an earlier report of a gas odor in an outbuilding. No major problems were found, officials said. 

Earlier Post 

Shortly before 6 p.m. customers and workers were allowed back to Panera and nearby shops after having been evacuated following reports of a gas odor. 

The buildings were evacuated for about 15 minutes and the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department continues to investigate. 

The other areas of the Shoppes at Farmington Valley were unaffected. 

Officials reportedly detected no evidence of gas on their meters but Connecticut Natural Gas is on its way to the scene. 


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