Police, Fire Officials Evacuate Cortlandt Homes

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Residents at the end of Westminster Drive, near Sassi Drive, were evacuated from their homes on Monday afternoon.
Residents at the end of Westminster Drive, near Sassi Drive, were evacuated from their homes on Monday afternoon. Photo Credit: Jessica Glenza

CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Police and fire officials evacuated Cortlandt residents from the cul-de-sac on Sassi Drive to the end of Westminster Drive from their homes on Monday afternoon around 5:30 p.m.

As of 6 p.m., officials would not comment on why the area was evacuated.

Neighbors told The Cortlandt Daily Voice that police told them during evacuation that there was a poisonous gas leak.

New York State Police have set up a blue tent, which first responders are operating from.

First responders at the scene include Cortlandt-Peekskill Regional Paramedics, New York State Police, Montrose Fire Department, Westchester County Police, Cortlandt Disaster Rehab Unit and VA Hudson Valley Fire Department.

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