Lankenau Medical Center went on lockdown after a gas main break was reported just after noon Monday, according to Montgomery County officials.
The break happened during construction near the new parking garage, according to a hospital spokesman.
Fire and gas crews worked to contain the leak and by 2:15 the gas was shut off and everything was reopened, officials said.
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People were asked to stay inside the hospital during the incident. As a courtesy, people were given free meal tickets and parking stubs, hospital workers tell NBC10.
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