Manhole Explosion Causes Evacuation of WEEU Building in Reading

Reading, Pennsylvania – The intersection of North 4th and Court Street in Reading was temporarily closed on Tuesday afternoon after a manhole explosion occurred. The incident resulted in the evacuation of the WEEU building as firefighters responded to reports of smoke in the basement. Upon arrival, emergency responders found smoke coming from the manhole, and individuals in nearby buildings reported a smell of electrical burning and a possible presence of natural gas within the WEEU …

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