Westfield bridge reopened after gas leak

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Westfield Police reopened the south span of the Great River Bridge after it was closed for two hours to investigate a strong smell of natural gas, Monday night.

Westfield Police Officer Steve Gonglik told 22News that the smell of gas was detected in the area of the park at about 7:30 Monday night, and that Westfield Gas & Electric repair crews had shut off gas to some buildings and reopened the bridge at about 9:30 p.m..

Westfield Police detoured incoming traffic for about two hours.

The outbound, or north span remained open the entire time.  There were no evacuations ordered.

The fire department and WG & E are still investigating the source of the leak.

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