Chief Robert M. Eaton Jr.
70 Brookline Road
Townsend, MA 01469
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Update: Townsend Police Respond to Major Gas Leak on Main Street
TOWNSEND — Chief Robert M. Eaton Jr. and the Townsend Police Department report that repairs to a major gas leak on Main Street will be completed this evening.
Townsend Police report that Unitil expects repairs to the gas line on Main Street to be completed and the road to reopen by approximately 9 p.m. this evening. While the road may reopen to one lane before then, residents are still encouraged to avoid the area.
On Wednesday, July 27 at approximately 9:49 a.m., Townsend Police responded to the area of 55 Main St. for a reported gas leak. According to police, a Unitil crew was conducting routine maintenance when they struck a gas line in the street.
Upon arrival, the Townsend Police and Fire Departments evacuated homes and businesses in the immediate area out of an abundance caution.
While crews repair the gas line, Main Street is closed between Spaulding Street and Proctor Road.