UPDATE: Residents return, situation stabilized following Derry Township natural gas leak


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A total of 80 homes were evacuated and 175 residents temporarily displaced following a natural gas leak in Derry Township around 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday.

The Hershey Volunteer Fire Department responded to Elm Avenue and Glen Road in Hershey after construction workers struck a natural gas line.

Residents in a two-block radius of the leak, and initially those located in the 300 and 400 block of Elm Avenue, were evacuated and power was temporarily cut to avoid any hazards.

Around 1 p.m., UGI contained the situation in the vicinity, PPL restored power, and residents were able to return home.


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