Allston Residents Worried Over Possible Gas Leak On Cambridge Street Bridge

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Residents in Allston are fed up with the local government and a utility company over what they're calling inaction about a possible gas leak.

The supposed gas leak is at the bridge on Cambridge Street in Allston that crosses over the Massachusetts Turnpike near exit 18. Residents in the area said they've reached out to Boston's 311 service and gas providers multiple times after smelling what they believe to be a gas leak in the area.

"I'm the one who's called National Grid three times and they haven't shown up to fix it," One resident named Alex told WBZ's James Rojas.

Alex said he's reached out to many people, including his state representative, about getting the issue resolved but has not seen any action to fix it. He claims the issue has been going on for years, and he's concerned about the adverse effects a gas leak in the area could have.

"It's over a bridge, think about how dangerous this is," he said. "If something were to happen with the damage in the pipe that was unexpected on the bridge over I-90? It could be really dangerous."

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A complaint made to the city on Sunday was sent to National Grid, according to Boston's 311 service. A representative with National Grid said they are looking into the issue.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.

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