Gas leak closes portion of Route 85 in Waterford

New London

A gas leak has closed part of Route 85 in Waterford on Thursday afternoon.

According to officials, around 2:20 p.m., a gas leak was reported.

Route 85 has been closed in both directions between Interstate 95 and Jefferson Avenue.

Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.

Officials say the scene is expected to be cleared in two hours or less.

There has been no word on any injuries at this time.

News 8 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.

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