Evacuation ends as crews work to fix broken gas line in Seekonk

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SEEKONK, Mass. (WPRI) — Eversource is working to fix a gas leak that happened Thursday in the area of Route 6 in Seekonk.

The town’s fire department said the call came in just before noon after a construction crew hit a two-inch gas line.

Roughly 50 people were evacuated from nine businesses for about an hour and a half as a precaution.

The right lane of Highland Avenue was closed on the westbound side, just beyond the Fall River Avenue split. Traffic was backed up as a result and police warned drivers to avoid the area if possible.

Along with Seekonk police and fire, mutual aid from Rehoboth responded to the scene.

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