Compromised gas line forces evacuation of West Wyoming residents

By Geri Gibbons -

WEST WYOMING — Construction workers who compromised a gas line Friday morning near the intersection of English and West Brady streets brought emergency vehicles and concerned residents out of their homes.

According to Mayor Joseph Herbert, two homes were evacuated for safety purposes, but the situation was quickly resolved and residents were anticipated to return to their homes within the hour.

Fire chief Matt Granteed said at no time did gas enter any residences and residents of the street remained safe throughout the entire incident.

UGI workers were also on site of the incident, citing their presence at the scene as a precautionary measure.

An ambulance was also on scene, but no injuries were reported.

According to Herbert, English Street will remain closed for several hours, providing time for the roadway to be repaired and passable.

By Geri Gibbons

Reach Geri Gibbons at 570-991-6117 or on Twitter @TLGGibbons

Reach Geri Gibbons at 570-991-6117 or on Twitter @TLGGibbons

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