Thursday, 1-2-2020 Update: All-Clear Given, Residents May Return to Their Homes. Video Update: Natural Gas Leak Causing Evacuations on River Road in Berwick
All Clear Given in Berwick
The State Police Haz Mat Team has tested the area near the natural gas leak on River Road in Berwick and has deemed the area as safe. Residents have been cleared to return to their homes.
Berwick Police Chief David Leonard confirmed in a press conference, earlier this evening, that gas had been shut off to a line that was leaking. The Berwick Police Department said it received a call around 7:30 PM on Thursday evening that a hissing sound could be heard. Between 30-40 River Road residents in Berwick were evacuated. We will have more information as it becomes available. Press Conference Video Below:
[wonderplugin_video videotype=”mp4″ mp4=”https://kqkinews.com/newnews/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/berwickgasleak-1.mp4″ webm=”” poster=”” lightbox=0 lightboxsize=1 lightboxwidth=960 lightboxheight=540 autoopen=0 autoopendelay=0 autoclose=0 lightboxtitle=”” lightboxgroup=”” lightboxshownavigation=0 showimage=”” lightboxoptions=”” videowidth=600 videoheight=400 keepaspectratio=1 autoplay=0 loop=0 videocss=”position:relative;display:block;background-color:#000;overflow:hidden;max-width:100%;margin:0 auto;” playbutton=”http://news.kqki.com/wp-content/plugins/wonderplugin-video-embed/engine/playvideo-64-64-0.png”] Berwick Police and Fire Departments are currently on scene of a natural gas leak near the fire station on River Road. Approximately 50 area residents have been evacuated and River Road is currently closed to traffic. The gas line is not part of the Berwick utility system but officials are attempting to make contact with the owner of the gas line.