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Residents return home after gas leak in New Oxford

The Associated Press

NEW OXFORD — Residents are returning home after a gas leak prompted an evacuation order for parts of one central Pennsylvania community.

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Columbia Gas says the leak at its regulator station was shut off around 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Officials say the leak was caused when the driver of a truck backed up and hit a pipe.

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency ordered the evacuation of residents within a half-mile of the reported leak in Hamilton Township in Adams County. A temporary shelter was set up at a nearby fire station.

Utility crews restored electrical service to the homes and repairs to the damaged facility continue.

No injuries have been reported.