Gas Main Struck In Wayland, NYSEG: Situation Quickly Under Control

September 5, 2019

STEUBEN COUNTY, NY – Statement From NYSEG:

“Earlier today, a contractor in the Town of Wayland struck a gas main, causing damage to the infrastructure. NYSEG crews responded quickly and made the site safe, isolating the impact to two customers. Residents in the area of Washington Street and Scott Street may continue to smell the odor of natural gas periodically throughout the day. Out of an abundance of caution, NYSEG dispatched personnel to the Wayland-Cohocton School District to monitor the air quality while crews sealed off the line. At no time were students in jeopardy and NYSEG expects to fully repair the damage within the day. NYSEG would like to remind the public about the importance of digging safely by 811 before the start of any excavation project.” – Michael Jamison, Manager – Corporate Communications, NYSEG