Residents return home after gas leak in Harrington Park, NJ

HARRINGTON PARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Dozens of residents were allowed to return home in Harrington Park, New Jersey hours after a gas leak forced them out.

PSE&G crews were making repairs to a valve on Closter and Schraalenburgh roads in the Bergen County community Thursday night when the leak occurred.

The police and fire department evacuated the neighborhood out of precaution within 300 to 400 yards radius of the leak.

Around 200 displaced residents went to Harrington Park Elementary School for shelter for several hours.

They were allowed to return overnight, but PSE&G remained on the scene trying to restore gas service to about 30 homes.

Crews were expected to continue that work until late Friday afternoon.

Some roads in the neighborhood remain closed during the repairs.
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