Wilkes-barre neighborhood evacuated after gas leak; power and gas service cut off – news – citizens’ voice

WILKES-BARRE — Nearly a week after a pressure surge knocked out gas service to 125 customers in the Rolling Mill Hill section, the same customers lost service again Thursday when something went wrong as crews worked to fix a pipe, according to UGI.

Service had been restored to the customers Wednesday night, but additional damage took place as crews were making permanent repairs to a pipe in the area of Stanton and Hazle streets Thursday morning, utility spokesman Joe Swope said.

“It does appear that unfortunately the same 125 that were out of service earlier this week may be out for a good part of (Thursday),” Swope said. Electricity video ks2 “I’m shaking my head.”

Two UGI workers were injured in the incident this morning and taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Swope said. La gastritis Both were treated and released, he said.

Authorities evacuated a two-block area around the site of the gas leak as a precaution, according to Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton, who spoke briefly with reporters at the scene. Kushal gas agencies belgaum A temporary shelter was set up at the South fire station at 313 High St., Leighton said.

The American Red Cross of Eastern Pennsylvania set up a “welcome center” at G.A.R. Gas hydrates energy Memorial High School, at 250 S. Gaslighting examples Grant St., for those displaced from their homes by the gas leak, according to Dave Skutnik, the agency’s regional communications manager.

The welcome center opened at 5:30 p.m., but closed at about 7:30 p.m. Static electricity online games once the gas leak was contained and power was restored to the area, Skutnik said.

UGI crews managed to contain the gas leak at about 6:05 p.m., according to Swope. Electricity song billy elliot They were completing repairs Thursday evening and hoped to start “re-lights” of gas service in individual homes at about 8:30 p.m., Swope said. Gaz 67b for sale He cautioned people not to try to re-light or re-start their own gas service.

Soon after the gas pipe ruptured, PPL Electric Utilities cut power to a large area in the Rolling Mill Hill section and South Wilkes-Barre, as a precaution. Static electricity how it works About 1,700 PPL customers were without power for much of Thursday. Electricity jeopardy powerpoint Power was restored to about half of those customers by 5:30 p.m. Gas in babies at night and service was fully restored by about 7 p.m., according to a PPL outage map.

Traffic signals from South Main and Academy streets to South Main and Blackman streets, and east from Hazle Avenue to Blackman Street were out of service much of the day. Grade 6 science electricity multiple choice test Police set up traffic control posts in the area and advised motorists to expect delays.

For many blocks around the site, the leak filled the air with a strong smell of gas. Mp electricity bill payment jabalpur A loud hissing sound as gas escaped from the ruptured pipe drowned out conversations at normal volume.

Residents of the affected area described the ongoing gas and utility woes that have upended their lives and their holidays plans over the past week.

Ann Grimes, who lives on Park Avenue near the site of the gas leak, stood on the sidewalk outside her home and discussed the day’s events with neighbors.

“I have nothing, because my house is all electric,” she said, adding that she could not even contact utility companies online because of the power outage.

A woman who lives near Grimes said she had just put a turkey in the oven to prepare a holiday dinner when both gas and electric service were abruptly cut off.

Dayquan Rivers, who was left without power and gas, said he and his family were trying to get ready for Christmas Day when they realized everything was off, and when Rivers went to TNT’S Southern Food on Hazle Street, he was disappointed to find they too were without power.

Shortly after 1 p.m., about a dozen displaced residents gathered at the South fire station shelter, where officials provided water, holiday cupcakes and other snacks.

Vance Dawson said he was outside his Stanton Street home Thursday morning when firefighters and police officers ordered him and his neighbors to leave immediately.

Dawson went to the fire station, where he also sought shelter after last week’s outage. Nyc electricity cost He looked on the bright side Thursday, noting that the record-setting warmth would make it much easier to deal with no heat or gas service than he found things last weekend, when he had to use space heaters provided by UGI.

A woman at the fire station shelter said she was overcome with gas fumes as she worked in her kitchen with the window open because of the unseasonable warmth. Gas after eating salad She ran out of her house and yelled for her neighbors to also flee outside, where emergency medical personnel gave her oxygen and she declined their suggestion that she go to a hospital, she said.

As of 5 p.m. Gas prices going up in michigan the area near the gas leak was still filled with emergency responders and utility workers. Electric utility companies charge customers for Wilkes-Barre firefighters, police and emergency medical units responded, as did crews from UGI and PPL. Electricity transmission costs The Luzerne County Emergency Management Office was prepared to provide any help requested by city officials, according to Garrett Hittle, that office’s deputy director.

Crews just finished restoring service to the neighborhood Wednesday night following the leak that forced dozens of homes to be evacuated last Friday. Gas in back trapped Throughout the week, crews worked inside homes assessing and repairing equipment.