Northern Liberties residents smell gas; PGW discovers leak

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
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Gas leak in Northern Liberties. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on August 23, 2018.

NORTHERN LIBERTIES (WPVI) -- Crews from Philadelphia Gas Works responded to a leak from a ruptured natural gas line in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties neighborhood.

The leak was discovered on the 1100 block of North 3rd Street around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Neighbors reported smelling gas in the area and called authorities.

The 8-inch line along the sidewalk broke sending natural gas into the air.

Despite the leak, there were no reports of evacuations in the area.


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