Salem fire chief: More than 300 Unitil customers without gas after construction crews hit gas main
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Construction crews working on Route 28 in Salem accidentally struck a natural gas main Monday morning, causing a major leak and subsequent shutdown that affected hundreds of customers.
Salem Fire Chief Lawrence Best said about 335 customers connected to 165 gas meters were affected by the shutdown, which he said was necessary because it was a primary 6-inch gas main that was damaged.
“A wide part of town is out of gas,” Best said.