UPDATE: The sections of road have been re-opened.
A broken gas main has sections of road in St. James closed.
Police said they were called to the scene of the broken gas main after a call was received stating a gas line appeared to be broken by a contractor.
A nearby building was evacuated following the call as well as surrounding homes at roughly 12:45 p.m. Police said Route 25A is closed at Lake Avenue and Maple Avenue is also closed at Lake Avenue.
Police said National Grid and local fire departments were also notified of the gas main leak.