Planet Princeton

Construction Workers Cause Gas Leak in Princeton Borough

Construction workers digging near the corner of William and Charlton streets struck a gas line this afternoon, cutting the line and causing a gas leak, police said.

Just after 1:10 p.m., a Borough police officer in the Charlton area detected the odor of natural gas, spoke with a construction crew there that had been doing ongoing work on sewer lines and they determined that the gas service line had been struck.

The Princeton Fire Department and PSE&G responded to the scene.  Fire officials ordered an evacuation of buildings within a half a block vicinity of the leak and the roads were closed to vehicles and pedestrians.  The Princeton University Department of Public Safety assisted with evacuations of Princeton University owned buildings in the area, including the Friend Center, the computer science building, the Lewis Center for the Arts at 185 Nassau Street, and 41 William Street. The Princeton Borough Police Department evacuated all other buildings and homes within the evacuation zone.

PSE&G stopped the leak just after 2 p.m. and everyone was allowed to return to their buildings and homes. No injuries were reported.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

Events Calendar

« June 2018 » loading...
M T W T F S S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
Sun 24

Phillips’ Mill 26th annual Photographic Exhibition

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
Mon 25

Community: By Donation Yoga Classes

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tue 26

YWCA Princeton 14th Annual ETS Firecracker 5K

June 26 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue 26

Rebel: Ensemble for Baroque Music

June 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed 27

Princeton Festival Baroque Orchestra

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Thu 28

Princeton Farmers’ Market

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 28

Capital City Farmers Market

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Get 15% off your first order with Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Advertisement

  • Get 15% off your first order with Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Events Calendar

« June 2018 » loading...
M T W T F S S
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
%d bloggers like this: