Del. community evacuated for gas leak

Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Gas leak in Wilmington

Residents of a community in Wilmington, Delaware were evacuated because of a gas leak.

It happened in the area of 29th and Bowers Street in the Eastlake Housing area around 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

A spokesperson for Delmarva Power says a third party contractor, who was digging to put up a fence, hit the 4" main.

The gas line was secured about a half hour later, though repairs are expected to take until the early evening.

A total of 31 people had to be evacuated.

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