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Princeton Evacuates 500 Over Gas Leak

500 people evacuated at Princeton University because of a gas leak are able to return to 11 buildings that were affected.

Area taped off on Princeton campus due to a gas leak
Area taped off on Princeton campus due to a gas leak (@AnnaMazarakis via Twitter)

The University gave the all clear to return after the University’s Department of Public Safety and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety  checked gas levels in the affected buildings.

University spokesman Martin Mbugua says a backhoe struck a gas line near McCosh Health Center just before 10 a.m. Monday.

nna Mazarkis, a writer for the Daily Princetonian student newspaper, in a tweet said the sound of gas leaking from the struck pipeline could be heard on campus and the smell was “overwhelming.”

The newspaper notes in a tweet that no campus-wide email was sent regarding the leak and evacuation.

 

Backhoe that hit a gas pipeline at Princeton University
Backhoe that hit a gas pipeline at Princeton University (@AnnaMazarakis via Twitter)

The buildings evacuated included  the Frist Campus Center, Jones Hall, McCosh Health Center, Guyot Hall, 1927-Clapp Hall and Dodge-Osborne Hall according to the Daily Princetonian

Utility workers from PSE&G are on the site Monday morning, but it wasn’t immediately known what they were working on when the accident occurred.

No injuries are reported and there is no fire according to the Times of Trenton.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report

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