Major gas leak shuts down highway, several streets in Providence

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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