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Hillside Collapse at Williamsport Middle School
August 26, 2013
Crews were on site Monday night to stabilize a collapsed bank on the north side of the Williamsport Area Middle School campus along Hillside Avenue, while UGI Utilities officials worked to shut down the supply to a gas main that was exposed as a result of the shifting soil.
Hillside Avenue remains closed until further notice due to the collapse that occurred late Monday afternoon.
The exposed gas main has been shut down temporarily, and work began early this morning to reroute service to Williamsport Area High School and a portion of Newberry.
The shutdown is not expected to affect the middle school, according to UGI.
UGI is developing a plan to restore gas to the high school as soon as possible.
The incident and subsequent work have no effect on the middle school or high school’s operating schedule, and do not pose a threat to student safety.