Princeton University gas leak causes evacuations

December 2, 2013 1:44:44 PM PST
Officials from Princeton University say a construction accident led to a gas leak Monday morning, prompting the evacuation of eleven buildings in the area.

It was shortly before 10:00 a.m. when a backhoe struck a gas line south of the University's McCosh Health Center.

About 200 people from 11 buildings in the immediate area were evacuated as a precaution.

PSE&G workers shut off the gas a short time later.

Everyone was allowed back in the buildings at noon.