UPDATE: Gouverneur Hospital diversion has been lifted

UPDATE: Gouverneur Hospital diversion has been lifted
Gouverneur Hospital

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. (WWNY) - Gouverneur Hospital is once again accepting patients. A diversion that was implemented early this afternoon was lifted around 7 p.m. Tuesday, according the hospital’s official Facebook page.

The diversion was in place as crews worked on what was described as a “major gas line break” in front of the hospital. That break resulted in the closure of a portion of Route 58 Tuesday afternoon.

The hospital was not evacuated, but traffic into and out of the hospital was shut down.

Spokesperson Whitney Hicks told 7 News the hospital was diverting incoming patients to Canton-Potsdam Hospital and Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown.

Hospital officials are thanking the Gouverneur Fire Department for its hard work and diligence in dealing with the gas main break.

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