Gas leak contained in Northeast Philadelphia

December 2, 2011 2:18:47 PM PST
A handful of stores in Northeast Philadelphia were evacuated for a gas leak on Friday afternoon.

The leak was reported in the 2200 block of Cottman Avenue around 3:00 p.m.

Six stores were closed as a result.

However, by 5:15 p.m., PGW officials said the leak had been contained. Cottman Avenue was closed between Bustleton Avenue and Horrocks Street while the leak was repaired.