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Gas Line Explosion Forces Evacuations in Lakewood

By kcora on
Lakewood Township

A contractor installing sewer lines Monday morning in Lakewood forced evacuations after a gas explosion.

According to preliminary reports, the explosion occurred at approximately 8:08 a.m. at 2nd Street and Forest Avenue.

Officials say the gas explosion caused several blocks to be evacuated as a precaution.

There were no reports of injuries, and the gas line was capped a short time later.

The incident remains under investigation.