Con Ed was repairing a surface pipe this afternoon after the fire department reported a gas line break about 11:30 a.m. in the line between 26 Scarsdale Avenue and the road in downtown Scarsdale.
Although there is construction going on at the site, Con Ed spokeswoman Sandy Miller said the break apparently did not occur because of it. The line, which appeared to be directly tied to a real estate office, was immediately shut off and capped.
People in the building were evacuated by the fire department before Con Ed arrive. No one was hurt. Once the leak was capped, the people were allowed back inside. The owner now has some interior repairs to do to get the pipes back up to current standards.
Line repairs are now under way, Miller said, and as soon as the repairs are completed and the building back up to code, the gas will be turned back on. Part of Scarsdale Avenue also was closed when the leak was discovered.