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People return home after gas leak in Adams County

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 26, 2016 7:12 AM
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Fire police direct traffic at the intersection of Route 30 and Carlisle Pike at the scene of a major gas leak on Aug. 25, 2016 in Hamilton Township. - Harrison Jones for The Evening Sun Harrison Jones

(New Oxford) -- People are returning home after a gas leak prompted an evacuation order for parts of one Adams County community.

Columbia Gas says the leak at its regulator station was shut off around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

The leak was caused when the driver of a truck backed up and hit a pipe.

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency ordered the evacuation of residents within a half-mile of the reported leak in Hamilton Township.

A temporary shelter was set up at the United Hook and Ladder Company in New Oxford

Utility crews restored electrical service to the homes and repairs to the damaged facility continue.

No injuries have been reported.

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