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.