Derry Township residents return to homes after gas leak

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 11, 2013 9:30 AM
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(Hummelstown) -- Residents in a central Pennsylvania community are being allowed to return to their homes after an overnight gas leak that forced the evacuations of about 700 people.

Investigators in Derry Township say the leak was contained outside of Hummelstown around 3 a.m. Thursday.

That was about three hours after the problem started with a car crash shortly after midnight.

That caused a gas leak and authorities evacuated hundreds of nearby residents as a precaution.

Many were moved to the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center as utility crews worked to fix the leak.

UGI officials say it was contained around 3 a.m. and residents were allowed to return to their homes around 4:30 a.m.

Police say they are still investigating what caused the crash.

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