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Woodhull Gas Leak, Hundreds Evacuated

200 People Are Evacuated After a Gas Leak Breaks Out in Woodhull.

May 18, 2012

         WOODHULL (WENY) --  At least 200 people were evacuated from Woodhull on Friday night after a gas head broke, creating back pressure within the lines.  There were no injuries reported, and people were allowed to go back in their homes a little after 11 o'clock.

         Authorities went door-to-door telling people to evacuate to both Jasper and Addison high schools.  Police closed down Rte. 417 between County Roads 81 and 101.  Authorities shut down the Woodhull area for a two mile radius.  Emergency crews from Gang Mills, Addison, Osceola, Tuscarora, Trumansburg and NYSP were on scene to assist with the evacuations and diverting traffic.