TROY, N.Y. – Troy fire officials say utility workers hit a gas line on Pawling Avenue, forcing some residents out of their homes.
“Come outside and that’s all you could smell was the gas. It was a horrible smell,” said resident John Greenough.
Grennough says he was woken up by firefighters banging on his door. He and his family had to evacuate after workers hit the gas line.
Assistant Fire Chief James Hughs says the hit was an accident and crews under estimated how deep the gas line was in the ground.
“Public utilities was digging to get to a water line. The road was marked out. They thought they had missed it,” said Hughs.
Fire crews were called out to the scene and had to shut down a portion of Pawling Avenue as workers immediately tried to seal the leak. Thankfully, within an hour the potentially dangerous situation was under control as crews worked together.
There were no injuries and residents were allowed back in their homes once this situation was under control.