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Clean-Up Efforts Continue Sunday Morning Around Blast Zone

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – Workers are continuing to pick up the pieces following Friday’s gas-leak explosion on Worthington Street in downtown Springfield that injured 20 people and caused millions of dollars in damage.

Springfield police Lt. Robert Moynihan said there were no arrests Saturday night associated with the blast site. Officials are on site again Sunday to continue clean-up efforts as well as investigate the cause of the explosion.

Worthington, Spring, Chestnut and Taylor streets have been closed off since Friday while investigators try to determine the cause of the blast. As of Sunday morning, officials have reduced the closed off areas around the blast zone. Chestnut Street to Spring Street remains closed, as well as Pearl Street to Lyman Street. All other areas have been reopened.

The explosion damaged 42 buildings which housed 115 residential units. Assistance is being offered by the city to those residents who live in the damaged buildings. If you have been displaced by the explosion, you can stop by 436 Dwight Street between 10am and 4pm on Sunday.

The investigation is still active.


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