New details: Gas leak causes major delays along Cranberry Highway in Onset

ONSET – A four inch natural gas line was apparently struck in Onset sometime after noon Tuesday. The leak was reported by 3066 Cranberry Highway (Route 6/28). Area businesses were evacuated and traffic on the busy road was detoured away. A Bourne engine assisted at the scene. National Grid was called to cap the leak.

Onset Fire reports that At 12:16 PM Tuesday, they received a radio report from a Wareham Police Detail officer of a gas line that had been struck by a construction crew working on Cranberry Highway. The Onset Fire Department responded and arrived on scene observing a high pressure gas line that had been struck, releasing vapors. Multiple hand lines were put into operation to suppress vapors and protect nearby businesses. All surrounding businesses were evacuated out of precaution. National Grid was requested to the scene and mitigated the leak. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. Assistance at the scene was provided by Wareham, and Bourne Fire Departments, and Station Coverage was provided by Wareham Fire Department.
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