15 Stores Evacuated After Contractors Hit Gas Main in New Jersey

More than a dozen stores in Toms River, New Jersey, were evacuated Monday after contractors hit a 2-inch gas main, utility officials say. 

According to NJ Natural Gas, the workers hit the main on Route 166 shortly before 1 p.m. The road was closed between Crab and Admiral roads. 

No injuries were reported. Gas crews remained on scene through the afternoon. 

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