Glenside Avenue Continues to be Closed as PSE&G Works to Stop Gas Leak


NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Work continues today to repair a gas leak at the intersection of Mountain, Glenside avenues and South Street, said Berkeley Heights Deputy Fire Chief Jim Hopkins. Initial reports that there were evacuations were incorrect.

As of about noon, PSE&G was working on repairing a valve box on Mountainside at Glenside, and "the problem seems to be isolated," which has "Glenside shut right now for a short distance," Hopkins said. 

Hopkins said the New Providence and Berkeley Heights Fire departments have been responding to reports of gas leaks in that area, with the first response being on Dec. 30. Since that time Berkeley Heights has responded to the area eight times.

Sign Up for E-News

Today, "We metered 16 homes and the storm sewers, and readings have decreased since last night." In particular, the readings by Roland Road are significantly lower than they were on Jan. 3." 

Gas company personnel told Hopkins, "What we see in the line today is residual gas from last night's repairs," he said. PSE&G "worked all night fixing several breaks in the line going up Glenside Road."

The New Providence Police Department issued the following statement this morning:

“On January 9, 2018 at approximately 3 PM, New Providence and Berkeley Heights Fire Departments ​responded to the area of Glenside Road and Mountain for a smell of natural gas.  PSE&G responded and ​repaired the gas main in that area.

​On January 10, 2018 New Providence and Berkeley Heights Fire Departments responded back to the ​same area for a smell of natural gas.  Glenside Road is currently closed and PSE&G is on scene making ​repairs for a separate issue, a valve repair.”

HazMat teams from Nokia- Bell Labs facility at the corner and the Union County HazMat teams are on site, as well as both the New Providence and Berkeley Heights fire Departments. The Nokia-Bell Labs HazMat team monitored monitored the storm sewers into their building and found no gas in them, Hopkins said.  

Hopkins added that no evacuations were necessary Wednesday morning, Jan. 10. Earlier this morning reports from BNN (Breaking News Network) indicated "command (was) working on evacuations," because of the discovery of gas in multiple storm drains in the area.

This story will continue to be updated when and if more information is available.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News


Lessons Learned From Summit

April 13, 2018

Over twenty years ago a terrible thing happened in Summit.

The then-mayor prevailed on the police chief to stand before the municipal judge to obtain a warrant to search the files of the chemical counselor of the Summit Junior High School. These files, by statute, were confidential. Nobody knows what the Mayor hoped to learn from this raid. The case wound its way up to the Superior Court, ...

Upcoming Events


Thu, April 19, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post 433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Donations

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back


Thu, April 19, 10:00 AM

American Legion Post 433, New Providence

Summit College Club Book Donations

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back


Thu, April 19, 10:00 AM

Summit Free Public Library, Summit

Ages 1-5 yrs.: Spanish Storytime

Arts & Entertainment Education

Summit Fire Department Blotter

02/01/2018, 7:26 am - FD dispatched to Route 78 East Bound mile marker 47.2 for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment and injuries. On arrival both the Springfield and Summit Fire Departments set up for extrication. The vehicle was chocked to stabilize the vehicle. EMS performed patient care. A hose line was stretched for possible fire suppression by the Berkeley Heights FD.

Summit Police Blotter

April 11, 2018

3/13 - Jayhee Cho, 32, of Summit was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Mr. Cho was processed and released with a pending court date.

3/13 - Aseyefigh K. Papanye, 30, of Brooklyn, New York was arrested and charged with theft of credit cards, fraudulent use of credit cards, theft by deception, theft by unlawful taking, obstruction of the administration of the law, and possession of ...

Audio: Point View's Petrides Says Despite Company Growth, Netflix Stock Valuation Just Too High

April 18, 2018

Point View Wealth Management's Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, John Petrides, live on Bloomberg Radio discussing what to do with Netflix stock post the strong quarterly results:

Note -  interview starts at 2:00-minute mark.

For nearly 25 years, Point View Wealth Management, Inc. has been working with families in ...

Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive Apr. 23

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica is a seven-year-old who is in need of a bone marrow transplant. Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 - 7 p.m.

Veronica of West ...

Fear of Rising Rates? Remember The Reason You Own Bonds

If the current interest environment has you concerned about your bond portfolio, remember why you are investing in bonds.  The role bonds, or fixed income, play in a portfolio is not solely based on performance.  Bonds are used to offer stability, particularly when stock market volatility is rising. Rate hikes can dampen bond performance, but keep perspective on how rising rates impact ...


AtlantiCast: Episode 14

On this week’s AtlantiCast, an internationally recognized orthopedic oncologist takes a leadership role at Atlantic Health System, see the newest weapon in the fight against HPV-related cancers, Atlantic Health System leads the Castle Connolly / Inside Jersey Rankings, and much more!


Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.


Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...

Practice for the PARCC @ Your Library

Students in Grades 3 and up who live in Summit can practice the Math and Language Arts skills that they learned in school and prepare for the upcoming PARCC exam using the Summit Free Public Library’s FREE subscriptions to Lumos Step Up and Learning Express.  

To access Lumos Step Up and Learning Express, visit the library’s website:

Mouse-over ...