Families were allowed to return to their homes around noon today after emergency officials in Lawrence County had evacuated a residential block in New Castle due to a gas leak this morning.
The leak at the intersection of East Fairmont and Delaware avenues was reported about 9:30 a.m. after crews working nearby hit a gas line, said Jeff Parish, deputy director of the county’s public safety department.
No injuries were reported, and the situation was cleared by noon, a Lawrence County Emergency dispatch supervisor said.
Lexi Belculfine: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1878. Twitter: @LexiBelc.Molly Born: email@example.com or 412-263-1944. Twitter: @borntolede. First Published November 8, 2013 10:17 AM