Crews find source of gas leak in Manheim, Lancaster County; evacuation lifted for most affected homes

Photo: Grace Griffaton/FOX43

Update, 2:40 p.m.: Police at the scene told FOX43 the source of the gas leak, which affected 90 homes in the area and forced them all to be evacuated, has been detected.

Most of the affected residents have been allowed to return to their homes, though those closest to the source of the leak will be forced to stay away for a while longer.

Manheim Central Middle School briefly lost power due to the incident, but power was quickly restored when backup generators kicked in.

Original Story

LANCASTER COUNTY — Fire and emergency crews are on the scene of a gas leak in Manheim, Lancaster County.

The leak is located at a dwelling on the 500 block of Wood Duck Drive, near Goldfinch Lane, according to Northern Lancaster County Regional Police.

An evacuation radius of 150 yards around the dwelling has been established, police say.

Fire and rescue crews are on the scene, while utility workers are working on “risk mitigation,” according to police.

 

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