LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Long Beach Township Police Department has notified residents at 12:53 p.m. today that Long Beach Boulevard is currently closed from 64th to 68th street in both directions.

Closures are due to a gas leak in the area. New Jersey National Gas is on the scene now.

Use Ocean Boulevard as an alternate route.

UPDATE: 1:58 p.m. Long Beach Boulevard is reopened in both directions. Residents may return home if they were evacuated. Repairs are currently ongoing, according to Long Beach Township Police.