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White Horse Pike reopens after gas main break

The White Horse Pike was closed for several hours late this morning and early this afternoon due to a gas main break, according to according to the New Jersey commuter information site nj511.org.

The break occurred when a contractor performing concrete repairs struck the line before 10 a.m., according to a Courier-Post report.

The road — along with northbound 295 exit leading to the area — was closed from before 10 a.m. to after 1 p.m. All lanes were closed for about an hour, according to nj511.org, then only the right lane in the eastbound lane.

The road full reopened about 1 p.m.

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Earlier versions of this story are below:

UPDATE: The incident occurred when a contractor doing concrete repair work struck the gas line before 10 a.m., according to a Courier-Post report. PSE&G told the Courier the gas-line repair should be done by 1:30 p.m.

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UPDATE: As of 11:28 a.m., only the right lane eastbound remains closed, according to NJ511.org.

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UPDATE: As of 11:17 a.m., all lanes remain closed, according to NJ511.org.

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Original story below:

The White Horse Pike is closed in both directions near Interstate 295 at this time due to a gas main break, according to the New Jersey commuter information site nj511.org.

“As of 10:37am, there’s a Gas main break on US 30 in both directions at I-295 in Barrington. All lanes closed 5-10 minute delay both directions,” the site warns, noting also there is fire department activity on I-295 to keep drivers from using exits to the area.

BarringtonBulletin.com will post additional information as it becomes available.

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This entry was posted on May 16, 2012 by in Region, Safety and tagged , , , .
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