Residents evacuated as officials investigate another gas leak in Lawrence

LAWRENCE, MASS. (WHDH) - Emergency crews are investigating another gas leak coming from storm drains in Lawrence.

Just days after dozens of Merrimack Valley homes were destroyed in gas-fueled fires and explosions, crews rushed to the scene of another gas leak in the area of Salem and Broadway streets.

Sources tell 7News that gas was seen and smelled coming from manholes on the street.

Crews are evacuating residents from the area and are closing down streets as they investigate the severity of the leak. It’s unclear where the gas is coming from.

“These gas lines are on Columbia Gas Company,” officials at Eversource said. “Crews are working to make the area of Main Street and Broadway Street in Lawrence safe.”

No further details were immediately available.

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