Gas leak caused traffic issues on Sumner Avenue in Springfield

Tthe gas leak was isolated and Columbia Gas crews identified the leak

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Traffic on Sumner Avenue in Springfield’s Forest Park neighborhood was restricted to one lane, in both directions, Friday night, due to a gas leak.

Drivers traveling westbound had to merge into a single lane as they approached Fort Pleasant Avenue, and drivers traveling eastbound, heading towards Forest Park, had to merge into a single lane at Beechwood Avenue, near Friendly’s.

Andrea Luppi from Columbia Gas told 22News buildings and homes in the area did not lose heat, and no one had to be evacuated due to the gas leak. She said the gas leak was isolated and crews identified the leak.

Luppi added that crews were repairing the leak, and expected to be finished by 10:00 p.m. Friday.

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