Authorities respond to gas leak

Published 10:53 am Tuesday, February 15, 2022

UPDATE: The roadway in the 1700 block of Wilroy Road and the eastbound Route 58 off ramp onto Wilroy Road have reopened. The gas leak has been secured.

Earlier: Suffolk Fire & Rescue and Suffolk Police responded to a gas leak on Tuesday morning.

The leak in the 1700 block of Wilroy Road was reported at 8:38 a.m. Tuesday, according to a city press release.


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Battalion Chief Demitri Wilson reported that a construction crew struck a 1-inch gas line and that Columbia Natural Gas was en route to secure the leak. There have been no evacuations of residents; however, four nearby homes are currently sheltering in place.

No injuries were reported.

All lanes in the 1700 block of Wilroy Road along with the eastbound Route 58 off-ramp onto Wilroy Road are currently closed and are being rerouted.

An estimate on the repair time is unknown at this time.