A gas leak on Main Street in Westport Wednesday morning led to the temporary closure of the road while authorities investigated, according to Westport police.
Main Street has since been reopened, but a portion of Elm Street, from Main Street to 33 Elm St., will remain closed for ongoing gas line repairs, police said.
Wednesday afternoon, Westport fire officials released the following statement detailing the incident:
At 10:02 AM, the Westport Fire Department received a call from contractors working at 136 Main Street for an odor of gas in the building. Arriving firefighters found an active gas leak inside the building filling with natural gas. Along with 136 Main Street, the neighboring buildings on Main Street and Elm Street were evacuated as a precaution. All on-duty firefighters were called to the scene, and hoselines were deployed as a precaution.