NY1 For You: Large Hole In Ozone Park Worries Residents
Queens residents are increasingly concerned about a large hole in the street that they say is a safety risk, particularly to curious children. NY1's Susan Jhun filed the following NY1 For You report.
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A huge hole in Ozone Park, Queens has sat uncovered for over a month after a gas main was replaced by National Grid, leaving the neighborhood on edge.
“Biggest concern is really the safety of them having this opened up. We have a school down the block, kids are constantly on this route, and you know kids are curious, so they're constantly looking in,” says resident Hardat Singh.
“I've seen kids actually jumping across, like daring each other,” says resident Zoey del Rio.
Anyone could easily fall into the hole, which is why residents say National Grid should cover it with metal plates at the very least.
“I don't understand why they didn't put the metal plates on top just to keep the hole closed off and keep it safe for people,” says del Rio.
“We've called National Grid several times and there's been no action,” says Singh.
After residents called NY1 For You, NY1 contacted National Grid. A spokeswoman said the work is complete and they will begin filling the hole immediately.
Residents hope that will eliminate a whole host of potential problems.
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