MOUNT LEBANON (KDKA) — A broken gas line prompted the evacuation of a strip mall in Mount Lebanon Thursday afternoon.
According to Allegheny County, a three- to four-inch gas line was struck in the 1700 block of Cochran Road. It ruptured and began actively blowing gas.
Mt. Lebanon: 1700 block Cochran Rd – 3-4" gas line struck, actively blowing gas. Strip mall being evacuated.
— Allegheny County (@Allegheny_Co) May 17, 2018
The Virginia Manor Shops, including a Giant Eagle, a restaurant and a few other businesses, were evacuated for safety reasons.
The gas line has since been shut off.
People were allowed back into the shops a short time later.
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