USMMA halls evacuated after contractor hits gas main
A contractor working to renovate barracks at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy severed a gas main feeding three residential halls, forcing an evacuation for some students at the Kings Point campus.
No injuries were reported, said Marcie Katcher, a spokeswoman for the school, calling the 10:30 a.m. evacuation a "precaution."
National Grid worked to secure the leak, Katcher said, which...