HUMMELS WHARF — A natural gas leak is forcing emergency personnel to close all lanes of Routes 11-15 between Park Road and Roosevelt Avenue in Monroe Township, Snyder County.
Authorities are calling for fire police to implement the shutdown.
Derrick Shambach, the 911 coordinator in Snyder County, said that a crew installing sewer lines hit the gas line, causing the leak.
Representatives from the natural gas utility, UGI, are on the scene.
Authorities estimated that the road would remain closed until about 2:45 p.m. Traffic will be detoured. Motorists are advised to avoid the area - which is just north of the Susquehanna Valley Mall.