Dozens Evacuated Over Gas Leak


More than 60 residents in Manhasset were evacuated from 20 homes just before midnight on March 5 after a natural gas leak in the area.

Police responded to a 911 call for a gas leak in the vicinity of 124 Chapel Rd. at 11:57 a.m.  The Manhasset/Lakeville Fire Department along with National Grid and PSEG were at scene and evacuated residents were taken to the fire department.

National Grid attempted to shut off the valve to stem the flow of gas and PSEG shut power down in the area while repairs were being made.

At approximately 4 a.m. the area was deemed safe and residents were able to return back to their homes.  Electrical power was restored, but gas was not.

No injuries were reported.





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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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