ConEd Clears Up Gas Leak on Inwood Street

By Carla Zanoni on May 24, 2011 1:36pm | Updated on May 25, 2011 8:45am

ConEd checked a manhole for mehtane gas levels outside 186 Dyckman St., between Vermilyea and Sherman avenues, on Tuesday afternoon.
ConEd checked a manhole for mehtane gas levels outside 186 Dyckman St., between Vermilyea and Sherman avenues, on Tuesday afternoon.
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By Carla Zanoni and Nicole Bode

DNAinfo Staff

INWOOD — Fire Department crews checked out an Inwood street Tuesday afternoon after reports of a gas smell.

Fire officials got the call to 186 Dyckman St. around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday to check out the smell of gas on the block. Officials closed off a portion of the busy thorougfare Tuesday afternoon so that FDNY crews could check the surrounding buildings and shops for gas levels. The street was reopened by 2 p.m.

A ConEd spokeswoman said crews found methane levels at 5 percent in the air above the street, and vented it to normal levels, or zero percent, Tuesday.

A spokeswoman added that crews remained on the scene around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday to ensure that the problem had ended. The gas came from a gas main leak inside a manhole, she said.

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