HARRISBURG, PA (July 29, 2017, 7:50 p.m.) – UGI Energy Services has successfully transferred the contents of a leaking propane tank that malfunctioned at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Friday, July 28 in Steelton. UGIES, Dauphin County HAZMAT and PP&L crews have conducted safety checks and tested air quality in the affected areas along Front and Second Streets, from Gibson Blvd. to Eleanor Street, in Steelton Borough, and from Sycamore Street to Gibson Street in Swatara Township and the City of Harrisburg, and have cleared the site for re-entry.
“The 62 residents who were evacuated last night are now allowed back in their homes,” said Steelton Borough Mayor Maria Marcinko. “We truly appreciate everyone’s patience and assistance as we worked to clean up and ensure the site is safe and secure.”
Effective immediately, residents may return to their homes at 8 p.m. If anyone smells gas when returning home, they should immediately call 9-1-1.
Red Cross shelter at Steelton-Elementary School is closing. About 16 people were at the shelter.
All roadways near the site are now open to traffic. Norfolk Southern and Amtrak have been notified that rail traffic can continue.
Residents who have questions or concerns should visit Steelton Borough’s website at www.steeltonpa.com or call Dauphin County’s non-emergency number 717-558-6900. All information about the incident and instructions for affected residents is posted on Steelton Borough’s website.