Monday, January 8, 2007

Gas-like odor permeates parts of Manhattan

No one knows what is going on... stay tuned.

Macy's has been evacuated & the PATH Train has been suspended indefinitely...

Residents complain to fire department as officials try to determine source

Updated: 4 minutes ago
NEW YORK - Authorities were investigating the source of a mysterious gas-like odor Monday that stretched across a large part of Manhattan, including Rockefeller Center.

The Fire Department began getting calls about the odor around 9 a.m. Monday, said spokesman Tim Hinchey. No source had been identified.

There also were unconfirmed reports of a similar smell across the river in New Jersey.

Macy’s department store in Midtown was evacuated, according to reports on the WNBC Web site, and CNN reported that one office building had been evacuated.

Utility officials with utility company Consolidated Edison had no immediate comment.

In August, a gaseous smell hit parts of Queens and Staten Island, sending seven people to the hospital.

Consolidated Edison officials had no immediate comment.

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