Homes evacuated after gas line ruptured in North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- More than a dozen homes in North Philadelphia were evacuated due to a rupture in a gas line that caused a leak.

Chopper 6 was over the scene near 18th and Diamond Streets.

The gas leak was reported just before 10:30 a.m. Friday while maintenance work was underway.

Officials with the company say the homes were evacuated out of an "abundance of caution."

In an update sent shortly before 1 p.m., Philadelphia police said the scene was released and the area has been reopened.
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