Gas main break in Ithaca’s northeast off Hanshaw Road

County officials are asking area residents to avoid the area near Salem Drive and Birchwood Road, off Hanshaw Road, as firefighters are on scene at a “major gas main break.”

Photo courtesy Tompkins County.

Photo courtesy Tompkins County.

According to Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response, two fire engines from Cayuga Heights Fire Department are on the scene, with water lines “to mitigate explosion hazards.”

“Please avoid the area,” say officials. A resident of the area tells us there has been road work occurring on that block since last week, replacing drainage pipes.

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