Gas Leak Causes Evacuations in Scotia
Fire personnel visited homes from 540 to 578 B Street about 2:30 p.m. near the south end of town telling residents to take family members and leave.
“I asked if I should take my dog [and] he didn’t really say yes or no,” said Sarah Kasso. She took her pet with her and tried to keep her family occupied since then.
Kasso returned to her neighborhood to see if she could re-enter about 5:40 p.m. but was told that she still could not return.
Houses on Main Street just across from hers were not evacuated, she said.
Ratto said that crews were able to secure the area about 5:45 p.m. Residents may now return.
One customer is still without gas, Ratto said. “Our crews are on site now working to restore service to the one customer.” She estimates that the customer will have gas service back by 9 p.m.