Commuter Rail Trains Halted Due to Gas Leak
Wellesley Police are reporting that crews have struck a gas main on Rockland Street, and Commuter Rail trains have been halted.
Passengers traveling on the MBTA's Framingham-Worcester commuter rail line this afternoon are likely to see some delays after a gas main was struck in Wellesley.
According to an email alert from the Wellesley Police Department, a gas main was struck on Rockland Street. As a result, all CSX and MBTA trains on the Framingham-Worcester line through Wellesley have been halted.
The Framingham-Worcester commuter rail line passes through seven local stations: Westborough, Grafton, Southborough, Ashland, Framingham, Natick and West Natick.
The MBTA issued an alert saying the P515 1 p.m. outbound train was experiencing 45- to 60-minute delays due to a "fire emergency." The train was being held at Auburndale station.
No other MBTA alerts have been issued at this time.
Wellesley Police have closed Linden Street between Kirkland Street and Route 9 as officials repair the leak.
"There is a strong smell of natural gas in the area," according to a police alert.
Wellesley Police said they expect the situation to be resolved shortly.