Pennsylvania gas spill still being monitored

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Officials in Pennsylvania are monitoring the water supplies that serve thousands of residents around Williamsport, after a ruptured pipeline sent nearly 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a creek tributary.

A spokesman for Sunoco Logistics says there’s no indication so far that water supplies have been affected.

Crews have deployed skimmers to try to pick up gasoline from the surface of the water and booms to contain and absorb it.

In this area you can see the erosion on the creek bank and many nearby roads remain barely passable.

What neighbors describe as a small stream turned into a bit of rock slide. It knocked down trees.

Water actually rushed across a road, buckling it and did more damage in its wake.

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