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

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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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