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TCNJ Gas Leak Evacuates Several Buildings

 

PSE+G has given the all clear and several buildings on the campus of the College of New Jersey in Ewing that  were evacuated because of a gas main leak at a campus construction site have been reopened.

Equipment that struck a gas line at TCNJ
Equipment that struck a gas line at TCNJ (Brian McCarthy, OnScene News)

College spokesman David Muha said a crew working at the Campus Town shopping center site nicked a gas line around 11:15 a.m. Monday morning.

Classes were not canceled campus wide according to Muha, but classes in Paul Loser Hall, Business Building, Bliss Hall, AIMM Building, Music Building and Armstrong Hall were canceled for a time.  Parking lots 1-7 were also closed for a time.

Four hundred residents of the Hausdoerffer Hall and Phepis Hall dorm buildings were evacuated.Several homes across Route 31 from Campus Town have been evacuated as a precaution according to Muha. Ewing Police posted on their Facebook page that “Businesses and houses are being evacuated in the immediate area of Campus Court and Pennington Road (4,000 yard diameter).”

In a subsequent comment police say the nearby Antheil School is not affected by any evacuation.

New Jersey Fast Traffic reports that Route 31 in Ewing has also reopened in both directions between Ewingville Road and Olden Avenue.

Campus Town is a mixed use complex being built along Route 31 on 12 acres of land that will include living quarters, retail and restaurants.

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