- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) - More than 100 residents were removed from their homes when emergency personnel evacuated an entire neighborhood following a gas leak in Asbury Park.

Officer Michael Casey says contractors working near Mattison Avenue and Langford Street struck a gas main and caused a “significant leak” just after 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

No fires or injuries were reported, but homes in the immediate area were evacuated by first responders as a precaution. Some were sheltered at police headquarters.

New Jersey Natural Gas spokesman Michael Kinney says the leak was “made safe” around 10:30 p.m. and residents were permitted to return to their homes about a half-hour later.

Casey says contractors were working at the site all day for New Jersey American Water. It’s unclear which contractor struck the line.

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