Gas Leak Prompts Evacuation Of Several Buildings In Ozone Park

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Several buildings in Queens were evacuated due to a gas leak Monday morning.

The incident began at 7:45 a.m. when an odor of gas was reported at 118th Street and Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park.

The nearby overhead A subway train line was shut in the area but has since been restored.

National Grid said they identified the source of the leak at around 11:45 a.m. and are in the process of capping it.

Power was switched off to customers on the street during the search for the leak.

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