Ruptured gas main prompts evacuations

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NEW BRUNSWICK -

A ruptured gas main in New Brunswick prompted the evacuation of a school and hospital Thursday afternoon.

Officials say that construction crews working near Somerset and Little Albany streets struck the main, causing the rupture around 2 p.m.

The emergency room of Robert Wood Johnson Hospital as well as a nearby school were evacuated as a precaution.

News 12 New Jersey’s John Bathke was nearby at the Rutgers Cancer Institute. The people inside the institute were not allowed to leave the building for a time due to safety concerns.

Crews were able to control the leak about an hour later, and everyone was allowed to go about their business.

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