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Emergency crews respond to Nanuet gas leak

On Monday morning, O&R crews and Nanuet FD responded to a gas leak in Nanuet.

Editor's Note: The following report is from News12. For the video of the incident go to their website.

Orange and Rockland Utility crews as well as firefighters rushed to the scene today of a gas leak outside a commercial building in Nanuet.

Nanuet Fire Department officials say that around 7:30 Monday morning a garbage crew picked up a Dumpster next to Weickert Realtors on Route 59. When they put it down they damaged a pipe. Officials say when employees showed up for work they smelled gas. Gas service was quickly turned off.

O&R spokesperson Mike Donovan says turning off the gas immediately is part of a new layer of safety measures following an incident in West Haverstraw in which a house exploded.

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