Update: Fire Officials Respond to Suburban Propane Gas Leaks
The leaks caused a section of Rt. 117 to be temporarily shut down.
Update: The leak is said to have been caused by the day's wet, snowy weather making it difficult for gas fumes to dissipate following the purging of the tanks on Tuesday morning.
Update - 1:10 p.m.: A Suburban Propane supervisor has arrived on scene and Central Coventry Fire officials deem the situation to be "under control".
CCFD Engine 4 and Tower 3 will be kept on scene, all other apparatus have been put back in service.
12:27 p.m.: Coventry fire crews responded to Suburban Propane (2030 Flat River Rd.) around 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon for a report of a smell of gas in the area.
As a precautionary measure, Rt. 117, from Hill Farm Rd. to Read Schoolhouse Rd. were shut down to traffic while crews investigated.
At approximately 12:40 p.m., two leaks were identified in a gas tank and a Suburban Propane supervisor was called to the scene.
The cause of the leaks has not been confirmed at this time. Check back with Coventry Patch for more details as they become available.