Starkey Citizens for a Clean & Healthy Environment
Gas Line Ruptures in Woodhull, Shuts Down Route 417

Woodhull, N.Y.

A pipe at a natural gas well ruptured Friday night, shutting down a section of State Route 417 in the Town of Woodhull on Friday night, triggering a massive emergency response and forcing some residents of the area to be evacuated.

The incident occurred at roughly 8:45 p.m. at a Dominion gas storage well located behind the home of Reuben Miller, a member of the areas Amish community who lives at 5731 State Route 417.

Miller said he heard a tremendously loud boom.

I called 911, and when the sheriffs deputy got there, we went out there, Miller said. We didnt get too close. We saw what was going on, and he said, Its time to get out of here. So I got my wife and 11 kids out of the house.

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