Springfield Gas Leak Shut Off, People Allowed Back into Buildings
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — People in the area of Spring Street are being let back into their buildings following a Monday morning gas leak.
Aide to the Fire Commissioner, Dennis Leger says a construction company hit and ruptured a high pressure pipe on Spring and Frost Streets around 9 a.m.
“The gas is clearly marked, you can see the markings,” says Leger. “The company was digging, they were installing some piping.”
He adds, “It was an accident, they struck the pipe by mistake.”
Several buildings were evacuated on Spring Street between State and Pearl Streets, including St. Luke’s Home.
Around 9:30 a.m., the gas had been shut off and people were being allowed back into the area.
Leger says the building where the leak occurred — 55 Spring Street — is vacant and well ventilated.
St. Luke’s residents were also evacuated on January 28 after a construction crew accidentally punctured a gas line at 104 Spring Street.