A gas leak near Harbes Farm in Mattituck Tuesday morning forced Sound Avenue to be closed for more than an hour in both directions, fire officials at the scene said.
Sound Avenue was closed between Aldrich Lane and Herricks Lane as crews from National Grid responded to the scene. The Mattituck and Cutchogue Fire Departments were also on scene.
The leak was reported around 10:30 a.m. It occurred near the road where a backhoe was parked. A sign in the road said utility work was being done.
No injuries were reported.
Traffic was being diverted down to Main Road, creating a traffic jam in the Mattituck area.