A gas leak in a eight-inch steel gas main line on Washington Ave., Scotia, has been contained to the immediate area and being monitored, according to National Grid. The source and cause of the leak is still being investigated.
The smell of gas was reported at midnight Thursday, and a National Grid crew has been working since 1 a.m. Friday to install a bypass pipe and repair the leak in the broken gas main line. National Grid said in a press release that a continuous supply of gas to customers has been maintained, and no customers have been affected by the work.
Expect the smell of gas to be in the air until work on the line is finished, which may take several hours. National Grid said there is no danger because the gas is being safely vented into the air.
National Grid encourages individuals to report any suspicious smell of gas by calling 800-892-2345.