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Gas leak forces evacuations in Mount Vernon

A ruptured pipe caused the evacuation of residents

A ruptured pipe caused the evacuation of residents on Dunham Avenue in Mount Vernon this morning. (March 24, 2014 5:07 PM)

A gas leak forced some residents to be evacuated in Mount Vernon this morning.

Fire officials say a construction crew ruptured a pipeline with a backhoe just before 11 a.m. today on Dunham Avenue right off East Sandford Boulevard.

Twenty people from 16 homes were told to leaves their houses.

A stretch of the street was blocked off as crews worked to repair the leak. Con Ed utility...

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