Gas leak on Cranberry Highway leads to road closure

Sep 7, 2021

Just after noon on Tuesday, a gas leak was reported in the area of Harbor Freight on Cranberry Highway. 

That store was evacuated, along with O’Reilly’s and the businesses near the Sherwood Williams store.

It seems that a gas line was hit during the course of ongoing construction on the roadway.

As first responders evaluated the situation, Cranberry Highway was closed from roughly the Stop and Shop intersection to Main Ave. 

Onset Fire led the response, with assistance from the Wareham and Bourne Fire Departments. National Grid crews were on the scene.

Onset Fire Chief Jeffrey Osswald said that crews working on the roadway accidentally hit a tap on top of the gas line, which caused a leak. Onset Fire evacuated nearby businesses as a safety precaution, Osswald said, and aimed a hose at the leak to dissipate the gas vapor.

Crews began to clear the scene at about 1:40, at which point the road reopened.