Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:00 am (Updated: December 14, 12:02 am)
Several residents were evacuated in the Pine Hills area of Harriman on Dec. 1 because of a significant gas leak.
“We had to evacuate,” said Bill Young, Harriman Utility Board manager. “We didn’t have to, but we did for safety.”
Young said the situation was tricky because utility workers had to fix the leak while the line was still “hot” or under pressure.
The utility recently purchased fire suits for employees working in gas for such situations.
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