Hundreds Evacuated for Gas Leak at Princeton

Monday, Dec 2, 2013  |  Updated 8:56 PM EDT
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Princeton University evacuated 500 people due to a gas leak.

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Princeton University evacuated 500 people due to a gas leak.

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SkyForce10 was live over the scene of a gas leak on Princeton University's campus in New Jersey.

Just before 10 a.m., a backhoe struck a gas line just south of the school's McCosh Health Center, forcing the evacuation of 500 people in 11 buildings, according to the University.

Princeton Fire Department, Princeton First Aid and Rescue Squad, the University's Public Safety Department, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety as well as PSEG were on scene.

The gas was turned off until 12:40 p.m. when all buildings were cleared and students and employees were allowed back inside.

The following buildings were affected:

  • McCosh Health Center
  • Guyot
  • Moffet
  • Schultz
  • Jones
  • 1938
  • 1927
  • Dodge-Osborn
  • 1937
  • Eno
  • Feinberg

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