Route 1 North Shut Down, Businesses Evacuated Due to Ruptured Gas Line in Danvers

A utility company working on improvements struck a gas line around 11 a.m.

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Route 1 north was temporarily shut down and several area businesses had to be evacuated after a utility crew ruptured a gas line while working on improvements in Danvers, Massachusetts, on Thursday morning.

State police said a utility company struck a gas line while working on improvements around 11 a.m. Route 1 north was shut down for over two hours, finally reopening shortly after 1 p.m. once the gas valve was shut off.

No injuries were reported, according to state police.

Several businesses in the area, including Costco, The Hardcover Restaurant and TGI Fridays were evacuated as a precaution.

No further information was immediately available.

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