GLEN ROCK, NJ - The borough's DPW work crew "accidently compromised a gas line while doing work for a sidewalk ramp," displacing 24 residents for approximately two hours, according to Glen Rock Police Chief Dean Ackermann.
The incident occurred on July 3 at approximately 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Argyle Road at which time emergency crews were dispatched to investigate a suspected gas leak.
Residents in the immediate area were evacuated from their homes and offered shelter at Glen Rock borough hall. Several residents without vehicles were transported by police. The evacuation areas included Argyle Road and portions of Main Street and Southboro Lane. The lower Main Street, Argyle Road, Southboro Lane and the DeBoer Drive ramp from Route 208 North were shut down.
PSE&G responded and was able to shut down the gas leak just after 11 a.m. PSE&G reported there was no interruption to gas service. Resident were eventually allowed to return to their homes, and all repairs were completed by early afternoon.
Assisting Glen Rock Police and Fire Personnel were the Bergen County Sheriff’s Department and Glen Rock Office of Emergency Management.