Workers have fixed a propane gas leak that caused authorities to evacuate 900 homes and shut down roads and railroad service on New York's Long Island.
Workers have fixed a propane gas leak that caused authorities to evacuate 900 homes and shut down roads and railroad service on New York’s Long Island.
Residents were told to leave around 1:30 a.m. Saturday after a propane delivery driver discovered the leak in a 30,000-gallon tank near a Kohl’s department store in Shirley, about 50 miles east of New York City. By 10 p.m., all were cleared to return.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy (LEE’-vee) says propane readings at 100 homes near the leak revealed very low levels of the gas.
No injuries from the leak have been reported.
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The Long Island Rail Road has resumed service between Speonk (SPEE’-ahnk) and Patchogue (PACH’-awg) after swapping buses for trains there because of the leak.
About 175 people spent at least part of New Year’s Day at an emergency shelter.