The Saugus Police Department seeks to alert the community of a gas leak on Rt. 1 near the old Hilltop Steakhouse restaurant.
Saugus Police and Fire responded at 9:56 p.m. to the vicinity of 855 Broadway on a report that a gas line was struck. Upon arrival, it was determined that a high pressure gas line was broken and leaking gas. Police officers shut down Rt. 1 southbound from Walnut Street to to the Lynn Fells Parkway. Area businesses were notified, and officers ensured that the area was safe.
All lanes were re-opened by 11:30 p.m.
The Massachusetts State Police and Melrose, Maldan, and Lynn Fire Departments assisted Saugus this evening.
Media inquiries should be directed to National Grid.