Emergency personnel on the scene of a gas leak Monday afternoon that temporarily closed Post Road East to traffic, from Hillspoint Road to the Sherwood Island Connector. / Photos, Westport Fire Department

WESTPORT — A gas leak shut down traffic on Post Road East, at Hillspoint Road, shortly before noon Monday.

The busy corridor was closed to travel in both directions, from Hillspoint Road to the Sherwood Island Connector, according to a post on the Fire Department’s Facebook page.

Construction crews are working in the area on a state project to widen and improve safety at the Post Road East/Hillspoint intersection.

Firefighters, police and gas repair crews were dispatched to the scene.

By about 1:45 p.m., both westbound lanes on Post Road East were reopened to traffic, as well as one eastbound travel lane.

No other information was immediately available.