UPDATE: National Grid Repair Crews Working to Fix Damaged Gas Line on Haverhill’s Hilldale Avenue

National Grid is working on a "possible gas leak" on Hilldale Avenue. (Courtesy photograph/Greater Boston)

UPDATE: As of 4 p.m., crews from National Grid were still on scene in the Hilldale Avenue area after a gas line was damaged during excavation work Thursday morning. Repairs are expected to wrap up within the hour, spokesman Bob Kievra tells WHAV. Technicians will then be able to start the relight process.


Haverhill’s fire and police departments were called to the area of lower Hilldale Avenue as crews from National Grid worked to investigate a “possible gas leak” in the area.

Just before 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, the Haverhill Fire Department Local 1011 union posted a social media alert notifying residents that crews were on scene and that “lower Hilldale” was closed. Evacuations of some homes and businesses in the area took place.

Police are on scene detouring motorists as roads are closed from Lafayette Square to Lafayette Street, spokesman Capt. Stephen J. Doherty Jr. tells WHAV.

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