Residents thankful to be home after gas leak in Shirley

Residents are thankful to be returning home a day after a propane leak forced the evacuation of 900 homes.Click "NEXT" below your video player for

SHIRLEY - Residents are thankful to be returning home a day after a propane leak forced the evacuation of 900 homes.

Click "NEXT" below your video player for officals speaking about what could have happened if the propane tank exploded.

A 30,000 gallon propane tank started leaking early Saturday morning near Kohl?s department store on Montauk Highway forcing the evacuation of homes and businesses.

The evacuation was ordered due to the high flammability of the gas. Electricity to the area was also turned off as a precaution.

While power has been restored and people have been allowed to return, things are not back to normal. The Stop & Shop grocery store says it lost all its perishable foods and will have to restock large amounts of food.

Officials with the Town of Brookhaven and Suffolk County are continuing to investigate the cause of the leak.

Officials: Shirley gas leak repaired; evacuees sent home

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

1 Long Island Sportscast, Dec. 9
Police say an Uber driver was attacked after 2 Uber driver attacked in Bethpage over Thanksgiving weekend
Although he won't take office for a few 3 Suozzi urges fellow Democrats to 'find religion'
Suffolk police say a body was found behind 4 Police: Body found behind auto parts store
Immigrant advocates are calling for law enforcement agencies 5 Immigrant advocates ask officials not to work with ICE

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Need help this holiday season? We've got you Holiday Help Series

Need a gift idea? Perhaps you need a fun idea to do with the kids?

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE