Day Care Evacuation as Crews Hit Gas Main in Delaware County

A gas main break led to the evacuation of a Delaware County day care Thursday.

A paving contractor struck a 2-inch natural gas main near Today's Child Learning Center along Berkley Avenue in Clifton Heights, Pennsylvania shortly after 9 a.m., said PECO.

No one was hurt and police evacuated homes in a radius of a few blocks, said Clifton Heights Police.

Some of the evacuees were taken to the borough hall where about 40 to 50 children from the day care were taken, said authorities.

It wasn’t immediately clear what contractors were working on when they hit the gas main.

PECO got the gas capped before 10 a.m. and police began letting people back into the area a short time later as PECO crews continue to monitor the situation, said PECO.

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