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Cops: All OK After Gas Odor Prompts DMV Evacuation

Massapequa DMV emptied after people report smelling gas.

Officials evacuated the Massapequa DMV Thursday afternoon after reports of the smell of gas in the facility, confirmed Nassau County Police.

Cops and fire officials emptied the Carmans Road facility as National Grid crews secured the scene, officials said.

Police went through with the evacuation after receiving a call at 12:15 p.m. Thursday about the smell of gas, though officials said no leak has yet been reported.

"We arrived on the scene and the [fire department] had turned off two roof units," said Wendy Ladd, a National Grid spokeswoman. "We took readings inside and outside of the building and there were no gas readings. The two units have to be repaired before National Grid will turn them back on."

Cops said all were safely evacuated and that no one involved needed medical attention.

South Farmingdale Fire Department also responded to the scene, reported Newsday.

This is a breaking news story. Patch will update as soon as more information becomes available.
B. A. B. March 06, 2014 at 03:37 PM
show a picture of the location instead of the "overused" police car picture
FedUpRealist March 06, 2014 at 06:36 PM
How 'bout a picture of the guy who farted prompting the evacuation???
RoBuSt! March 07, 2014 at 07:33 PM
Tackapausha Nature Preserve along Clark ave has a bad gas Oder for years that the Town of Oyster Bay refuses to take care of. Many have complained about it. Fire Dept shows up & leaves

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