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Compressed air explosion tears up Springfield road

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Crews worked to repair the damaged eastbound lane of Carew Street Friday morning. Crews worked to repair the damaged eastbound lane of Carew Street Friday morning.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WSHM) -

Springfield firefighters responded to Carew Street near Mercy Hospital after a compressed air explosion ripped the road apart Friday morning.

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts had an independent contractor pressure checking a gas line for leaks beneath the road using compressed air, according to Deputy Fire Chief Glenn Guyer.

The sub-contractor blew an end cap off of a gas pipe just before 10:30 a.m., which caused the compressed air explosion under the road, Guyer said. 

There was no gas involved in the explosion and there were no injuries.

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