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UPDATE: Gas Leak Closes Main Street In Westport

Westport police said Main Street is closed from Route 1 to Elm Street Thursday due to a gas main leak.
Westport police said Main Street is closed from Route 1 to Elm Street Thursday due to a gas main leak. Photo Credit: File

Updated, 11 a.m.: WESTPORT, Conn. -- Parts of Main Street in downtown Westport are closed due to a gas leak, police said.

The gas leak was reported at around 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Main Street is closed to vehicular traffic from Route 1 to Elm Street until further notice.

Areas of Parker-Harding Plaza had been closed off to all traffic but reopened by about 11 a.m. Stores in that location were evacuated as a precaution, but they have also reopened.

Westport police, fire and the gas company are all currently on the scene. Police said updates will be forthcoming as conditions change.

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