By Mike DeNardo

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBS) — A ruptured gas line caused headaches for some South Jersey commuters this morning.

Natural gas was spewing into the air, where New Jersey DOT repaving crews ruptured a two-inch main on eastbound Route 70 at Curtis Avenue around 12:30 a.m.

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PSE&G said evacuations were not necessary, though, because there was no danger the unpressurized gas in the air would explode.

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While crews dug up the busy highway, eastbound lanes were closed at Grove Street and westbound traffic was squeezed down to a single lane for much of the morning rush.

The gas line was ruptured as part of an ongoing resurfacing project on Route 70.


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