This sounds bad: Gas explosions ripped through dozens of homes and businesses in Essex County, Massachusetts, this afternoon.
At least 39 explosions have been reported, according to Fox News.
Residents in the aforementioned towns that are serviced by Columbia Gas of Massachusetts "should evacuate their homes immediately if they have not already done so," police advised."Numerous evacuations of neighborhoods where there are gas odors are underway," MSP tweeted. While they added it's "far too early to speculate on cause," Columbia Gas is worked to depressurize its gas lines, which "will take some time."
The Methuen police chief said there are so many fires “you can’t even see the sky.”
It's so bad, police have ordered evacuations in three towns.
“Residents in the affected towns of Lawrence/North Andover/Andover who have gas service from Columbia Gas should evacuate their homes immediately,” police said. “Gas lines are currently being depressurized by the company it will take some time.” Adding, it’s “far too early to speculate on cause.”