Gas Leak In Lawrence Due To Weather

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LAWRENCE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The city of Lawrence experienced another gas leak Wednesday evening. No one was evacuated.

The leak occurred in the area of Haverhill and Ames Streets on the north side of the city. Classified as a grade one leak, Columbia Gas crews shut down both streets to fix it immediately.

Authorities blamed the leak on the change in weather, which caused one of the old cast iron pipes to crack.

Columbia Gas is currently in the process of replacing the old pipes with new, safer material.

Lawrence residents are still on edge because of the deadly 2018 Merrimack Valley gas explosions.

"I can't believe we're having this issue again, it's really scary," resident Jenny Collado told WBZ-TV.

"I understand the frustration and the fear," said Lawrence Fire Chief Brian Moriarty. "We went through a disastrous event, and did it quite well, but it was disastrous."

Haverhill and Ames Streets have since been reopened.

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