Gas leak forces evacuation of Quincy neighborhood

QUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) - A gas leak Friday forced the evacuation of several homes in Quincy.

Crews responded in the early morning hours to the leak on West Squantum Street. Fire officials said a work crew struck a gas line, springing a leak in a 12-inch pipe.

Some residents in the area of Harvard and Squantum Streets were evacuated as a precaution.

Fire officials asked people to avoid the area and the street was blocked off for several hours.

The road has since reopened. The scene has since been cleared.

Those displaced by the scare were taken to a local hotel.

No injuries were reported.

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