Second gas leak in a week on Allen Street

High readings were discovered in a sewer manhole underneath the street

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Columbia Gas crews are in the area of 1 Allen Street for a natural gas leak.

Springfield Fire Spokesman Dennis Leger said the high readings were discovered in a sewer manhole underneath the street.

Springfield Police Captain Robert Strzempek told 22News Hickory Street is closed by Allen Street while crews make repairs.

This is the same area where a gas leak forced an evacuation on June 27th.

27 years ago this area was evacuated because of a chlorine fire. That chlorine fire happened on June 17th 1988. It was a pool chemical company at the time it caught fire.

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