About 30 homes had to be evacuated this morning when a gas line in the 300 block of Jefferson Drive in Mt. Lebanon was punctured by a third-party contractor working on street repairs.
The houses, which are around the block from the work, were evacuated as a safety precaution, said Brynnly Schwartz, a spokeswoman for Columbia Gas Co. By 12:30 p.m. residents were able to go back to their homes. The gas line is still being repaired, but the area is safe, according to Mt. Lebanon police.
Ms. Schwartz said residents in the neighborhood are advised to evacuate if they smell gas in their home.
First Published August 21, 2014 11:17 AM