PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WHDH) - A major gas leak Wednesday night shut down a large portion of Rhode Island’s capital city.
Emergency crews responded to 40 Point Street near I-195 in Providence, where the source of the reported leak was located.
Officials said a large leak was rumbling below ground. National Grid responded to the scene.
Nearby homes and businesses were evacuated. Many nearby streets were closed, as well as I-195.
No explosions were reported. No injuries were reported.
Crews have since learned the cause of the leak and are working to cap it.
Severe traffic delays were reported in the area.
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