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PGW Accidentally Knocks Out Power Attempting To Fix Gas Leak In University City

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — PGW crews who were called to repair a suspected gas leak in University City are now working to restore power to four apartment buildings after striking an underground electricity line.

According to reports, an alleged gas leak was reported at the Campus Apartments at about 3 a.m. Thursday morning.

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PGW crews who arrived to repair the leak accidentally ruptured an electrical line, knocking out power to four neighboring apartment buildings.

Two of the buildings are expected to have their power restored by midnight, while the others are expected to be up and running in the morning.

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  1. Nancy says:

    I am an out of state parent with an affected student at this complex(4400/Spruce). There were no emergency housing arrangements for the affected tenants. Most of these tenants are from out of state, have no support group near by, have no money for alternative housing, and do not know their rights in this situation. I myself tried to find help for my child. Campus Apts. didn’t answer their phones, Peco had a false phone recording, and PGW that answered their phones had no answers or help. I tried calling 411 to find someone to help and they could only give me numbers for offices that were closed. OEM had a web posting that there was a blue code in affect…police are to round up homeless due to severe cold….but no help for my child without heat or electric. Please do a story informing people whom they can contact after hours in case of such emergencies and what their rights are. My hands were tied and I could not help my child….imagine that feeling.

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