UPDATE: Hill Street In Southampton Reopened After Gas Leak

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UPDATE: Friday, 1 p.m.

The Southampton Fire Department responded to the scene of a two-inch gas main leak at around 10 a.m. at the corner of Halsey Neck Lane and Hill Street, according to First Assistant Chief Chris Brenner.

The Water Authority was determined to have struck the gas pipe, Chief Brenner said.

The leak caused the closure of Hill Street from Moses Lane to Corrigan Street, and houses in the immediate vicinity of the leak had to be evacuated.

Chief Mike Kampf was on site and requested that the North Sea and Bridgehampton Fire Departments bring a truck to the scene. The Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance also responded.

According to Chief Brenner, an odor of gas could be detected as far as Moses Lane and Armande Street.

Gas was shut off at about 12:30 p.m. and Hill Street was reopened.

UPDATE: Friday, 12:15

National Grid is on the scene and gas has been shut off in the area, officials have confirmed.

Hill Street has been reopened in both directions.

ORIGINAL STORY

Emergency responders were on the scene of a gas main break at the intersection of Halsey Neck Lane and Hill Street in Southampton Village Friday morning. Hill street was closed to traffic due to the break, and homes in the area were evacuated.

It was unclear what caused the leak, but National Grid was responding to the scene to shut off service to the area.

Wendy Ladd, the senior media relations Long Island representative for National Grid said, “It looks like there is a third party contractor that was probably digging.”

According to Village Administrator Steve Funsch, all houses North of Hill Street from Halsey Neck Lane to Moses Lane were being evacuated.

Further information was not immediately available, including what agencies were on scene.

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