Scene cleared after possible gas leak in Town of Gilboa


GILBOA, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Around 50 households had to be evacuated because of a possible pipeline rupture in the Town of Gilboa.

The Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office said the call for a potential leak came in around 7:30 p.m. and is in the area of Keyserkill Road. The pipeline was been shut down, and officials with Enterprise Products Partners, which owns the pipeline, headed to the area.

The households were evacuated from the Towns of Broome, Fulton and Gilboa. It was a voluntary evacuation. Those who choose to do so were being brought to the Middleburgh Evacuation Shelter on Cotton Hill Road.

The possible pipeline rupture had no odor, but people reported smelling propane and seeing fog. It’s the same propane line that has had issues in the past. A similar incident happened 10 years ago.

“The operator of the pipeline — Enterprise Products — shut down the pipeline between Oneonta and Selkirk, and representatives responded. Schoharie County Office of Emergency Services made notification to residents in the area to evacuate and shelter, and a shelter was established at the Newtown of Middleburgh Emergency Shelter.”

The Schoharie County Sheriff’s Office say the scene was cleared between midnight and 1 a.m., and no leak was found. Everyone who evacuated has been allowed to return to their homes.


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