City Carrier Assistant Michelle Danner was recently delivering mail in a Newfane, NY, neighborhood when she smelled the odor of gas leaking at a residence.
Because the customer did not appear to be at home, Danner alerted a neighbor, who called the gas company.
Utility workers soon discovered and repaired a major leak.
The customer later contacted local Postmaster Susan Maier.
“The customer was thankful that Michelle possibly prevented an explosion and injuries in the vicinity,” Maier said.