National grid said is believes a construction crew did something to the gas line on Friday, but that it’s impossible to know for sure because the bulldozer is on top of it.
The land is privately owned by National Grid, which plans to sell the property. The land is zoned for industrial use. Many residents are OK with that because they say without tax revenue from industry, they’ll be hit with huge school tax hikes.
A spokesperson for National Grid said crews have begun spraying water during the demolition to prevent dust. The spokesperson added the dust is not toxic.
There is no word on if the employee will be disciplined.
According to the suit filed by 120 homeowners, the Long Island Power Authority and National Grid failed to de-energize the power grid ahead of superstorm Sandy.
Town officials were on hand to accept $1.3 million in grant money from the National Grid, which will be used to help 45 businesses still struggling to open in time for summer.
Long Island is under a wind advisory until 6 p.m. Thursday.
The heaviest snowfall is expected Friday night and into Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning, which remains in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Power and natural gas supplier National Grid has been hit with another lawsuit, this time by its own workers who said they never received overtime pay for extra hours during Superstorm Sandy, according to a published report.
Bottlenecks and red tape made getting back on line nearly impossible for the powerless across Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority confirmed Wednesday they received subpoenas from the state attorney general and were cooperating with his investigation into their work on Superstorm Sandy.
Two Nassau County LIPA customers are the first plaintiffs to join the lawsuit claiming breach of contract, gross negligence and fraud.
Long Island residents were rallying Saturday for fed up power customers to voice their frustration about still being in the dark.
National Grid was replacing a gas main through the waterway near Jamaica Bay on Thursday when something went wrong, causing the caustic petroleum-cement mixture to spill out.
The utility has awarded a $3.3 billion contract to PSE&G of New Jersey. The 10-year deal takes effect in January 2014.