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.