NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Residents in Northampton were evacuated from their homes on Winter Street Tuesday morning after a gas main was ruptured.

According to Eversource spokesperson William Hinkle, a gas main was hit by a third party working on the street. Northampton safety officials responded to block off the street and notify residents. The gas line was shut off and the area was reported safe by 9:20 a.m.

After that, the contractor shut down their equipment and evacuated while police evacuated roughly six residents in the immediate area. Nearby homes were told to shelter in place.

Northampton Deputy Chief Mike Hatch told 22News, “I don’t think it could have gone any better. Our crews were on scene in under four minutes, and Eversource was on scene in under ten minutes. There’s a potential for something significant to happen and we’re grateful that it didn’t.”

There is no report of injuries. A total of nine customers lost service. Eversource crews are working to make repairs and expect them to be completed by Tuesday afternoon.