Derry Township police are allowing people to return to dozens of homes and businesses that were evacuated for a gas leak.
Police gave the all-clear shortly before 2 p.m., more than three hours after a construction crew struck a gas line.
Power is being restored to the area. Electricity service had been shut off to prevent sparking a gas explosion.
Chocolate Avenue was temporarily closed between Valley Road and Cocoa Avenue while a UGI crew repaired the break. The roadway has since reopened.
The smell associated with gas was noticeable for several blocks after the construction crew hit the gas line around 10:30 a.m.
No injuries were reported.