Johnston plaza evacuated due to gas leak

Northwest

JOHNSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A shopping plaza off Atwood Avenue in Johnston was evacuated Wednesday evening as emergency crews responded to a gas leak.

Johnston Fire Chief Peter Lamb tells 12 News a construction crew hit a commercial gas line behind one of the buildings around 7 p.m.

The plaza, which includes Stop and Shop and a number of other businesses, was closed off as National Grid was called in to contain the leak.

The fire department was seen clearing the area by about 8 p.m.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported.

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