NEW OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A gas leak has prompted an evacuation order for parts of one central Pennsylvania community.
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency issued the order Thursday evening for residents within a half-mile of the reported leak in Hamilton Township in Adams County.
Officials say the leak was caused when the driver of a truck backed up and hit a pipe at a Columbia Gas regulator station.
Motorists and pedestrians are being asked to avoid the area as a safety precaution.
A temporary shelter has been set up at a nearby fire station.
No injuries have been reported.
Columbia Gas is working to address the leak.
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.