Private Contractor Hits Gas Line, Neighborhood Evacuated

By Lauren DiSanto
|  Thursday, Jul 25, 2013  |  Updated 10:34 PM EDT
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Private Contractor Hits Gas Line, Neighborhood Evacuated

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A private contractor working in a Northern Liberties neighborhood hits a gas line, according to Philadelphia Gas Works. Nearby residents were evacuated.

PGW crews are on the 900 block of North 5th Street assessing the damage. Residents living on the 800 and 900 blocks of North 5th Street have been evacuated.

Crews are working on getting the gas turned off before people will be allowed to return home.

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