Natural gas leak sparks evacuation in Lancaster City

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UPDATE:  UGI crews repaired the leak and people were given the all clear to return to their homes at around 5:45 Tuesday evening.  No word on whether the driver of the car that raptured the gas line will be charged.

Police and fire respond to a major natural gas leak in Lancaster. It happened at around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.  A vehicle hit a stonewall in the 100 block of College Avenue rapturing a natural gas line. Several nearby homes and business have been evacuated as a precaution.  UGI crews are also on the scene.

Residents forced out of their homes are being sheltered at the Lancaster Regional Medical Center.