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Gas leak in Auben: RD840 closed for an hour, 80 people evacuated

As a result of an accident at a construction site on Thursday at about 16:00, a gas pipe broke.

This is an “intensified gas leak” that mobilized Aveyron firefighters this Thursday shortly after 4:00 pm. During the work, a construction machine broke a pipe in the Ruau Basse sector in Auben.

A security perimeter was immediately established, leading to the evacuation of residents living within a radius of less than 100 meters from the scene, employees of Molénat and Gédimat, as well as the closure of the RD840 road that connects Decazville and Rodez for an hour.

The neutralization of movement on the axle will last one hour, the situation will completely return to order at about 17:30.

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