UPDATE (5:33 p.m.): Here’s the latest from National Grid. Looks like they may theoretically restore 100 percent service today after all, assuming they can access the homes:
More than 50 percent have been restored (about 600 meters).
An additional 20 percent (about 200 meters) are available for re-light once we have access to the homes. We are contacting customers and leaving a note to let them know that we need access to their homes to re-light the appliances.
Restoration efforts continue, we are pumping water out of the remaining sections of the gas main so that we can make the remaining 30 percent (400 meters) available for re-light by the end of the day. So far more than 32,000 gallons of water have been removed from the system.
We will be onsite over the weekend to continue to re-light customers based on their availability.
National Grid’s spokesperson Karen Young just got in touch with us with an update on the Ocean Parkway natural gas situation. She writes:
Since the last update, we restored service to 40 percent and we’re in the process of re-lighting another 20 percent as access to the homes becomes available. We have pumped out approximately 32,000 gallons of water. Crews continue to work hard today.
Natural gas service to 1,200 Gravesend homes was cut after a high-pressure water main leak on Ocean Parkway and Avenue U erupted on Tuesday. Thousands of gallons of water gushed into a 12-inch low-pressure National Grid gas main, and workers must go door-to-door to relight appliances.