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PGW Working To Repair Gas Leak Near Recent Explosion

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) – Philadelphia Gas Works crews are working to repair a leak near the intersection of Tyson and Torresdale Avenues in the Tacony section.

stpaulchurch PGW Working To Repair Gas Leak Near Recent Explosion

Holy Innocents St. Paul Church was evacuated due to a gas leak Sunday morning. (file photo)

Spokesman Cameron Kline says the leak was reported at about 9 a.m. Sunday, forcing the brief evacuation of Holy Innocents St. Paul Church. The church was evacuated as a precaution, but people were later allowed back into the building and no other residents were evacuated.

A main thoroughfare was also closed to traffic as a precaution but was later reopened.

The  leak is not far from the scene of a recent gas  explosion that claimed the life of a 19-year-old PGW worker and injured several others.

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Reported by Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio; Robin Rieger, CBS 3

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