According to the , a contractor damaged a gas main at earlier today.
"There are no leaks now, but gas was shut off to approximately 500 customers," said Fire Chief Ronald Doire.
National Grid is sending personnel to the area. They may have to shut off individual meters, turn the main back on, then go door to door to check each individual house before turning on meters, said the department.
Homes and businesses impacted are in the area west and south of the school.