Stop & Shop back open after brief evacuation

Shop & Shop is back open after a generator malfunction caused an evacuation.

A generator malfunction caused a brief evacuation at the Edgartown Stop & Shop Tuesday afternoon.

Edgartown Fire Chief Alex Schaeffer told The Times that an old generator was turned on per weekly protocol when an internal component burned up.

Stop & Shop employees and customers were evacuated briefly while fire department personnel measured the air for any potential harmful gases of which there were none.

The grocery store is back open but has lost temporary use of its generator.