Updated 04/19/2012 05:04 PM
Crews battle gas leak in Queensbury
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QUEENSBURY, N.Y. -- Roads in Queensbury are back open after a natural gas leak Thursday afternoon. It started near one of the area's largest manufacturing plants.
About a half mile of Bay Road was closed for a little bit, but is now reopened.
Around noon, the Queensbury Central Fire Department responded to a leaking tank on an abandoned Bay Road property that sits next to CR Bard's medical device manufacturing plant.
The fire chief says the leak was caused by someone who didn't realize the tank was full and cut into it while trying to salvage scrap metal.
Because the break was in a line and not the valve, crews were unable to stop the leak.
While there were no forced evacuations, CR Bard, which employs a few hundred people and uses numerous chemicals, stopped production for the day.
It is unclear how much gas was in the tank.
The area was cleaned up in about five hours.