PENNS GROVE, N.J. (CBS) – According to South Jersey Gas, a contractor struck a gas main in the area of Rt. 130 and Regional Drive just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

As a precaution, the fire department has evacuated adjacent properties.

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South Jersey Gas has a crew on site and they have stopped the leaking gas and plan to make repairs to the main.

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Those evacuated will likely be able to return to their homes within the hour.

Stay with CBSPhilly for more details as they become available…

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