People wakeup to smell in Conshohocken, Lafayette Hill and other nearby communities

There is lots of chatter on social media this morning about a smell that is noticeable in Conshohocken and Lafayette Hill, and other nearby communities. On social media, people report the smell in Bridgeport, Norristown, and the Roxborough section of Philadelphia.

We noticed two incidents on the Montgomery County Active Incidents report of investigations of the smell at Fayette and 11th and Butler Pike and Maple Drive.

When it smells like this, the first thought is usually the Covanta trash-to-energy plant off Alan Wood Road in Conshohocken. The plant has had a series of malfunctions in recent years. Some social media users also pointed to as a possible source the explosion/fire that took place earlier this week along Conshohocken Road that involved propane tanks.

However, the investigation is still underway and no source has been confirmed.

What you can do, is call the local office of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection at 484-250-5900 and select option 2. Then leave a detailed message on the smell and your location.

We will follow-up on this story with more information once we know more.

UPDATE – NBC10 Deanna Durante reports “The DEP is aware and is investigating. It is widespread so there is no need for residents to call 9-1-1 to notify police/fire/EMS of the odor unless they are experiencing an emergency at their location.“