Buildings evacuated, roads closed due to gas leak in Downtown Albany


ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) –Buildings in downtown Albany have been evacuated Thursday morning due to a major gas leak.

Albany Water Commissioner Joe Coffey says Water Department crews were digging in the area of Maiden Lane off Broadway near the Arcade Building when they hit an eight inch high pressure gas line.

National Grid and the Albany Fire Department are currently on scene working to shut of the affected valve.

Latest from the Albany Fire Chief as of approximately 11:00 a.m. Thursday:

Several road closures are now in effect due to the leak:

  • N Pearl St between State St & Pine St
  • James St between State St & Steuben St
  • Broadway between Steuben St & State St
  • Pine Street between N Pearl Street and Broadway

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