Clear 29° Good Afternoon
Clear 29° Good Afternoon
Long IslandNassau

Gas leak closes part of Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead

A portion of Hempstead Turnpike in West Hempstead remained closed Monday evening after a Verizon worker struck a gas main while digging in front of a motel, Nassau County police said.

Authorities evacuated guests at the Capri Motel Inn, 434 Hempstead Tpke., at 7:15 p.m. officers said. The number of occupants evacuated wasn't immediately known. Traffic was diverted in both directions as fire crews attempted to disperse the escaping fumes.

Latest Long Island News

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.