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.
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No one was injured during the incident.