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National Grid: Gas Main Repaired in Brooklyn Neighborhood

More than 1,000 National Grid homes were without gas for several days



    Gas Outage Frustrates Brooklyn Customers

    More than 1,000 homes in the Gravesend section of Brooklyn have been without gas for several days while utility crews work to repair a leak. (Published Monday, April 23, 2012)

    National Grid says it has restored a gas main in Gravesend after water got into earlier this week, forcing the company to shut off gas to more than 1,000 homes as they made repairs.

    A high-pressure water main leaked on Tuesday, causing water to get into a National Grid gas main supplying the Gravesend neighborhood. More than 300 National Grid crews were on scene throughout the week, and had the main repaired by Saturday morning.

    Company officials said the next major step to restoring gas was individual resident restoration. Nine hundred customers have their gas restored, and crews were going door to door to work on getting gas back for the remaining customers.

    The impacted area included about 1,100 National Grid gas customers along Ocean Parkway between Avenue U and Avenue Z.

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