Repairs to a Tuesday afternoon gas leak at the downtown intersection of Post Road and Main Street forced road closures into the evening. / Photo by Jarret Liotta

WESTPORT — A major downtown intersection was closed to traffic Tuesday for more than nine hours after a gas leak was detected.

Traffic was detoured from a stretch of the Post Road, at Main Street, from about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday, according to a Police Department alert.

Repair work by crews from Southern Connecticut Gas continued throughout Tuesday afternoon and into the night, forcing diversion of traffic at one of the town’s busiest intersections.

The road was reported fully reopened shortly after midnight Wednesday.

Repair crews on scene of downtown gas leak Tuesday evening. / Photo by Jarret Liotta
Southern Connecticut Gas crews making repairs to gas leak at Post Road and Main Street intersection Tuesday evening. / Photo by Jarret Liotta
Traffic was blocked downtown Tuesday evening by gas leak at Post Road and Main Street. / Photo by Jarret Liotta