Gas leak prompts evacuation in Port Richmond

May 12, 2009 7:41:56 AM PDT
Residents from some 38 homes in the city's Port Richmond section are back in their homes after a brief evacuation due to a gas leak this morning. It was just before 9:00 when officials say they believe a construction crew struck a 2-inch gas main in the 3400 block of Weikel Street.

The incident took place inside a warehouse undergoing construction. PGW was called out to shut off the gas.

The situation was declared under control around 9:10 and residents were allowed to return to their homes without any injuries.

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