Propane Leak Closes Route 1
 
By Captain Brian Bennett
December 5, 2016
 

At approximately 5:30 PM, Districts 9 and 11 were dispatched to the Days Inn on Route 1 for a reported gas leak. Upon arrival, Captain Bennett reported propane was leaking from a tank truck in the parking lot and requested a first alarm plus the Middlesex County HAZMAT Team. Due to elevated levels of propane in the area, the Ivy Stone Diner and the Days Inn Hotel were evacuated, and Route 1 South closed. The leak was stopped at approximately 8:30 PM, and Route 1 was re-opened.

No injuries were reported.

 
The Staples on Route 1 was used as a staging area for fire units.
The Staples on Route 1 was used as a staging area for fire units.