500 evacuated at Princeton after gas leak

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December 2, 2013 8:51:34 AM 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 500 people from 11 buildings in the immediate area have been evacuated as a precaution.

PSE&G workers are on the scene working to fix the leak.

There are no reports of injuries.