Crews in Weymouth continue to repair gas main break in the town

Crews in Weymouth continue to repair gas main break in the town

WEYMOUTH, Mass. — Crews are working to repair a gas main in Weymouth Thursday night on a stretch of Main Street that remains closed as work continues.

Residents who live and work in the area tell Boston 25 News that it’s awful. Many who live there had trouble getting home because Route 18 is closed at Pond Street. That stretch is a major route at rush hour and was empty as National Grid crews rushed to repair a ruptured gas main.

A spokeswoman for the company told Boston 25 News that a 3rd-party construction crew hit the main while digging there and it ruptured. They’ve been trying to fix the main since about 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon. They had to close down the road, and that is doing a number to stores that count on that traffic.

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“It’s killing my business,” said John Nguyen, a liquor store owner. “But I have to be here because sometime our customers come in [and] I don’t want them disappointed. So we are here for the customer.”

A loud hissing noise in the area can be heard – that’s the sound of gas being released. National grid says they have it under control but didn’t want to shut off the gas in a cold night while they work to repair the main.