PennDOT crew breaks gas main near Conestoga Valley High School


LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A PennDOT crews admitted it did not check for underground lines before causing a gas leak Tuesday morning near Conestoga Valley High School.

Officials said the PennDOT crew was working to clear a drainage pipe with a backhoe along Horseshoe Road and hit a six-inch gas main.

No one was evacuated, but students at the high school were not allowed out of the west side of the building and buses were kept on standby just in case an evacuation was needed.

UGI shut off the gas in the area until the break was repaired.

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