Explosion in Springville

By WBNG News

Explosion in Springville

March 29, 2012 Updated Mar 29, 2012 at 6:39 PM EDT

Springville, PA (WBNG Binghamton) Everyone is accounted for after an explosion at a natural gas compressor station in Susquehanna County.

A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania DEP says there was natural gas blow off following the explosion at the Lathrop Compressor Station.

The compressor station is owned by Williams and located off Route 29 just north of Springville.

Colleen Connolly says the DEP is investigating what led up to the explosion which occurred around 11:30 am Thursday.

Mark Zdancewicz has lived in the area for 27 years and said he felt his house shake.

"My wife came home from work, she works up the road. She said there was an explosion up here and no one got hurt. I just came up to see what was going on," he said.

There are no reports of injuries.

A foam truck from the South Abington Fire Department was brought in while emergency responders work to secure the site and close a release valve.

Connolly said the DEP issued a permit for the Lathrop Compressor Station in 2010.

As natural gas moves through a pipeline, compressor stations placed at intervals along the way keep the gas pressurized.