Part of Downtown Orleans Evacuated Due to Gas Leak

Sewer crews struck a gas line at Main and Brewster Cross Road...
Scene in Orleans at Main Street and Brewster Cross Road after the sewer construction crew struck a gas line (Orleans Fire-Rescue photo)

From Orleans Fire-Rescue:

Crews are currently on scene of a broken natural gas line on Main St and Brewster Cross Road. The gas company is on scene working to shut down the gas main. A number of businesses have been evacuated and traffic detoured. 

The area will remain cordoned off until National Grid secures the gas. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on