BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Police tell 7 Eyewitness News a downtown Buffalo building has been evacuated due to a gas leak.
The building located at 290 Main Street, in the area of Main Street and West Swan Street, and an adjoining building will be closed for the rest of the day.
A spokesperson for National Fuel says a private contractor was doing some work in the building and struck a natural gas service line around 10:30 a.m. Friday morning.
The spokesperson says crews were onsite immediately and the situation was safe within 40 minutes of the call being received.
Our @ECSocServices' Offices of Employment and Temporary Assistance located at 290 Main Street have been closed for the day due to an emergency issue with the building. All employees are being sent home. pic.twitter.com/g1h2ghYuou— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) April 26, 2019
This is a developing story, we will have updates as they come available.