Route one south in Saugus, Massachusetts was shut down Thursday night due to a gas leak near the old Hilltop Steakhouse restaurant.
Saugus police and fire responded at 9:56 p.m. to the vicinity of 855 Broadway for a report that a gas line was struck.
Officials determined a high pressure gas line was broken and leaking gas, causing police officers to shut down Route 1 southbound from Walnut Street to the Lynn Fells Parkway.
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Area businesses were notified, and officers ensured the area was safe.
State police diverted traffic onto the Lynn Fells Parkway to keep drivers moving.
No other information was immediately available.