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Ruptured Gas Line in Linden Street Area Forces Evacuations

Reports say a gas main was severed in the area of 54 Linden Street.

[Update: 10:14 a.m.] As of about 9:45 a.m., evacuees had returned to their buildings, fire and police vehicles had cleared the scene and one of two National Grid trucks was leaving the area. 

Original Story

Just after 8 a.m. this morning, there were reports of a ruptured gas line in the area of 54 Linden St. Buildings in the area are being evacuated. 

Reports say the 3/4 inch gas main was dug up and severed. 

This is the second such situation in the area, following the explosion in Springfield over the weekend. 

In neighboring Weston Monday, a natural gas line break at 201 Newton St. did not lead to any evacuations in the area and was quickly under control.

Wellesley Patch will bring you more information as it becomes available. 

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