HazMat situation in New Lots; Buckeye Pipeline breaks spewing fuel

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Friday, March 11, 2016

NEW LOTS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- There is a HazMat situation in the New Lots section of Brooklyn.

The Buckeye Pipeline suffered a break causing a massive odor of gas to permeate the air.

The break has since been isolated and the valves turned off.

The odor was smelled in the area of Linden Boulevard and Junius Street.

Newscopter 7 spotted a leak coming up through the ground.

This is a 2nd alarm HazMat response.

The fire department checked several locations along the pipeline, which carries jet fuel to JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark airports.

There is no impact on the area airports.

Buckeye Partners will attempt to figure out why there was a leak in the pipeline and fix it.