SHIRLEY - ? Emergency workers who rushed to the scene to help during a massive gas leak in Shirley will be honored today. The Town of Brookhaven is holding a reception tonight to thank the responders.

About 2,000 people were evacuated for most of New Year?s Day when a propane tank started leaking during a delivery.

Officials say the leak was caused by a cracked plastic valve.

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