Gas Main Struck on Route 130

1.7-mile stretch of Burlington Pike closed due to a gas leak

By Dan Stamm
|  Friday, Nov 23, 2012  |  Updated 12:05 AM EDT
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Gas Main Struck on Route 130

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Nov. 22, 2012: Crews work along Route 130 in Cinnaminson to try and stop a gas main leak.

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Businesses were evacuated and a major South Jersey route was closed Thanksgiving night after someone struck a gas main along Route 130 (Burlington Pike) in Cinnaminson, N.J.

The line was struck sometime before 9:45 p.m. along the 2500 block of N Route 130 in Cinnaminson, N.J., according to dispatchers.

Officials on the scene said that the main was struck by crews working to replace a telephone pole in front of the nearby Apollo Motel that was damaged in a car crash earlier in the day.

As of 10:30 p.m. you could hear the gas hissing from the line.

The motel and Harvest Diner were evacuated but very few people were at either location. The roadway was closed from Taylors Lane to Willow Drive as crews worked to fix the problem.

By 11:15 p.m. crews had the leak stopped and the southbound lanes of Route 130 were reopened. The northbound lanes were expected to open soon after.

No reports of injuries.

 


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