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Gas leak, Guns N' Roses concert contribute to traffic woes for evening commute

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Crews are working to repair a gas leak in Hartford (WFSB) Crews are working to repair a gas leak in Hartford (WFSB)
Guns N' Roses concert held at XL Center Monday night (WFSB) Guns N' Roses concert held at XL Center Monday night (WFSB)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Guns N' Roses will be rocking out at the XL Center at 7:30 on Monday, but whether you are going to the show or not, it could impact your ride home.

In addition to concert traffic, police reported the gas leak in the area of Prospect and Main streets in Hartford on Monday afternoon.

Connecticut Natural Gas has closed two lanes, one eastbound one westbound, between Prospect Street and Main Street.

Police said this will impact the evening commute, especially with the nearly sold out concert at the XL concert.

Guns N’ Roses fans must just be chuckling because this may seem like small potatoes to them, because many never thought this show would happen. 

In fact, this Guns N’ Roses concert series is called the "Not in This Lifetime" tour, but here there are, with Axl and Slash back in Connecticut. 

Now the show is nearly sold out so the concert will cause some congestion in Hartford especially downtown so you may want to avoid the area if you are not attending the show. 

Police said the traffic should build until the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

Now if you are lucky enough to be going to the concert, XL Center Security is asking you to arrive early because every patron will go through a security wand search as an added precaution. 

Both the XL Center and Hartford police are increasing security tonight, but despite all the potential headaches and delays, fans said they've already waited decades for this moment so nothing would make them miss the show.

“I said I had to get a ticket. I waited and waited and I said last week I’ll go to places where they sell tickets and I said I got to get one and I did,” said Mark Pesce, of Wolcott.

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