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Gas Leak Forces Residents Out of Homes in NJ

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    4 Homes Evacuated After Worker Breaks Gas Main

    Authorities evacuated four homes in Magnolia after a worker broke a gas main in the area of North Walnut Street and Brook Avenue. (Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015)

    Several homes were evacuated in Magnolia, New Jersey Wednesday afternoon due to a gas leak.

    A contractor was working shortly before 3 p.m. at the intersection of North Walnut Street and Brook Avenue when a 2-inch gas main was struck and broken by a backhoe.

    Four surrounding homes and ten people in all were evacuated and officials with South Jersey Gas shut off the gas around 4 p.m.

    Crews were able to finish repairs around 6 p.m. and residents returned to their homes.

    No one was injured during the incident.