I am pleased to report a significant breakthrough as a result of Con Edison’s increased efforts to locate the source of a persistent gas smell in the Main Street downtown area. Yesterday, work crews located a gas service line in the vicinity of Cottenet Street that was leaking directly into a Village storm drain at a crossing point. The gas service line was temporarily repaired on 3/27 and there has been no detectable gas in that area.
UPDATE: Con Edison was hard at work on 4/1 making final repairs on the gas leak in the lower Main Street area. I understand that there were reports of a gas smell over the weekend, but Con Edison has advised us that the temporary repair that they made last week slowed the leak down but did not stop it 100%. We expect the permanent repairs to stop the leak completely.
While we will continue to monitor the situation, we are hopeful that this is the permanent solution sought by our Village officials and Con Edison. Regardless, I’d like to personally thank the officials at Con Edison for devoting the resources necessary to solve this problem and for the diligent efforts of Irvington's emergency service personnel, public works department, and Con Edison's field crews.
Brian C. Smith