STOUGHTON, Mass. — Emergency crews are evacuating IKEA in Stoughton after a gas main was struck, a fire dispatcher said.
Officials are evacuating the entire building, including removing vehicles and personnel at 1 Ikea Way, said dispatcher Joe Bardella, the Enterprise reported.
A significant amount of gas was in the building, according to police scanner reports.
Bardella said that a construction crew working on the building may have struck the gas main about 12:08 p.m. Crews responded after receiving an emergency call from IKEA, he said.
“They’re trying to evacuate vehicles and personnel,” he said.
Fire crews from Avon and Stoughton and Stoughton police are responding. Canton is responding to cover the Stoughton station.
WORCESTER, Mass. — Several buildings in Worcester were evacuated Monday night because of a natural gas leak.
The fire department said manholes with covers were emitting dangerous levels of gas in Webster Square.
The buildings, which are mostly businesses, are in the area of Main and Mill streets.
Mill Street was closed between Park Avenue and Main Street. NStar crews identified a break in a 6-inch pipe and were making repairs.
The gas company’s response to the leak was delayed because crews were sent to the wrong address, firefighters said.
Multiple streets closed in area
SALEM, Mass. —Parts of Central Street in Salem was closed Tuesday afternoon after several manhole covers exploded.
According to National Grid, approximately 300 customers lost power.
The Salem Fire Department was at the the scene and National Grid was at working to restore power.
Police closed Central, Charter and Lafayette streets from Derby to Front streets to vehicles and pedestrians.
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