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Gas Leak Causes Evacuation of Olde Sproul Village

A PVC pipe melted while construction crews poured blacktop in the Olde Sproul Shopping Village.

was dispatched to Friday, July 13 at 12:04 p.m. on a report of a broken gas line at the .

On scene, Police Chief Joseph Daly told Springfield Patch a PVC pipe had melted while construction crews were pouring blacktop behind an empty storefront where a new Sears appliance store coming soon next to .

The southern half of the shopping center was evacuated and secured by .

The gas line was shut off and crews ventilated the premises. Daly said the area was evacuated as a precaution to ensure no one would be harmed. 

Business owners, employees and customers were able to return to the area at 12:40 p.m. Crews were able to start repairs to the gas pipe. No one was harmed.

, Clifton Heights, Swarthmore, Media and Drexel Hill fire companies also responded.

Liz Rosenbaum July 14, 2012 at 08:03 PM
ah, gas... such a great "alternative" fuel

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