Ox Pasture Road residents in Southampton Village have been evacuated due to a gas main leak in the road, Chief Rodney “Chip” Pierson said Friday afternoon around 1:15 p.m.
The fire department has been on scene for two hours, and the chief said he expects the leak to be resolved in an hour, but National Grid is still searching for the shut off. “We have our engines standing by and water source just in case,” he said. The leak started when the Suffolk County Water Authority, digging for a water main, accidentally struck the gas main, Pierson said.
The road is closed between Halsey Neck Lane and First Neck Lane, he said.
In additional to firefighters, personnel are on scene should the need for medical attention arise.