PGW Working To Repair Gas Leak Near Recent Explosion
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.
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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