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Gas Line Struck by Contractor at Washingtonville DPW Sewer Plant

By GARY HEARN, Correspondent | July 17, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 072020101

Washingtonville, NY - At 2:06 P.M. on July 17th, the Washingtonville Fire Department was dispatched for a report of a gas leak at the Village of Washingtonville DPW Sewer Plant. Upon arrival, fire department personnel found that a Village contractor had struck a gas line while driving a steak into the ground. Fire Department personnel checked the exposed building for a build up of natural gas, with negative results, and stood-by with a charged hose line until Orange and Rockland Gas responded and shut down the gas line. The scene was then declared safe.

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