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3 buildings temporarily evacuated after construction workers strike gas line in Staten Island: FDNY

Posted: 10:04 AM, Apr 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-25 11:40:29-04

ARROCHAR, Staten Island — Three buildings were evacuated after construction workers struck a gas line in Staten Island Thursday morning, fire officials said.

Three buildings were evacuated after construction workers struck a gas line. (Citizen)

Construction crews were working on a water main along Reid Avenue near Quintard Street around 8:30 a.m. when they hit a gas line.

The incident forced three buildings along Reid Avenue to be evacuated, fire officials said.

People were allowed back in their homes at about 11 a.m. after the situation was judged to be safe.

Students at a school located down the block were told to shelter in place, fire officials said.

No injuries were reported.

Workers are trying to repair the damage.

Neighbors around the area say situations like this happen repeatedly happened during nearly two years of water main work.