Gas Leak in Downtown Rochester

Construction crews in Downtown Rochester hit a gas line today while putting in a driveway off Ferndale Avenue. Rochester Police and Fire were on the scene quickly and closed Ferndale Avenue from Main Street to N. Pine Street and evacuated area residents as a precautionary measure. Fire Chief John Cieslik told Rochester Media that fire crews were ready should something happen. Chief Cieslik said air checks for natural gas were being conducted and a safe radius of 150 feet was being … [Read more...]