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Gas leak shuts down Route 1 in Saugus

Saugus gas leak

National Grid crews work to locate and repair a gas leak on Route One northbound near the Route 99 split Friday afternoon.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

Saugus gas leak

National Grid crews work to locate and repair a gas leak on Route One northbound near the Route 99 split Friday afternoon.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

Saugus gas leak

Route One northbound near the Route 99 split was shut down for roughly two hours Friday afternoon as National Grid crews worked to repair a gas leak.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)

Saugus gas leak

National Grid crews and members of the Saugus Fire Department inspect the source of a gas leak on Route One northbound near the Route 99 split. Northbound traffic was shut down for roughly two hours.

(Photo by Spenser Hasak)
SAUGUS — Route 1 in Saugus temporarily shut down Friday morning as emergency crews worked to contain a gas leak caused by a high-pressure main break.  Saugus Fire Chief Michael Newbury said the incident occured when construction crews installing new guardrails along the highway accidentally struck a natural gas pipe, causing it to burst.  “(Construction…

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