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Gas Leak Inspection Expected To Cause New Delays On Tuesday

Greenburgh Police Chief Chris McNerney reported that a gas leak on North Central Avenue near West Hartsdale Avenue will continue to cause delays for motorists on Tuesday morning.
Greenburgh Police Chief Chris McNerney reported that a gas leak on North Central Avenue near West Hartsdale Avenue will continue to cause delays for motorists on Tuesday morning. Photo Credit: Greenburgh Police Department

This story has been updated.

HARTSDALE, N.Y. -- Traffic delays continued Monday afternoon along North Central Avenue in West Hartdale as firefighters and utility crews responded to a gas leak.

Greenburgh Police Chief Chris McNerney said the town police department was assisting Con Edison with the gas leak on North Central Avenue in the area of West Hartsdale Avenue.

Repairs were expected to last until at least 9 p.m. and possibly as late at 11 p.m. Monday, according to McNerney and Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner.

Nonday evening, McNerney said that Con Edison will perform gas leak testing starting about 9 a.m. on Tuesday in the same general area.

"Expect lane closures tomorrow, but less than today," McNerney said. "If additional excavation work is needed tomorrow, it will begin at 6 p.m. Traffic delays are likely and motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible."

Earlier Monday afternoon, Greenburgh Lt. Michael D'Alessio said, "There is a heavy traffic condition in the area of Central Park Avenue (Route 100) and East and West Hartsdale Avenues. Con Edison is currently conducting emergency repairs to gas lines at the intersection.

"Vehicles traveling eastbound on West Hartsdale Avenue are being detoured onto North and South Washington avenues (with no left turns at the intersection with Central Park Ave (Route 100). Motorists traveling West bound on East Hartsdale Avenue are being directed north on Central Park Avenue (Route 100). Motorists are advised to avoid that area. There is currently no estimated time when the roads will be open to normal traffic," D'Alessio said.

At 1:15 p.m. Monday, McNerney said, "I have just been advised that Con Edison is now working directly in the middle of the four corners (Central Avenue - East/West Hartsdale) intersection and eastbound/westbound traffic is currently being detoured. There are heavy delays on roadways leading to this intersection and the public should avoid the area if possible."

Continued traffic delays are expected and motorists should use alternate routes if possible, McNerney said.

Multiple lanes were closed in all directions was firefighters responded. No one was evacuated and no one was reported hurt.

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