Line snapped inside business under construction, police said.
Parsippany Police report that just before 8:30 a.m. Friday, emergency responders headed to 146 N. Beverwyck Road, where a business under construction was experiencing a gas leak. Department spokesperson Sgt. Yvonne Christiano said the problem turned out to be a gas line that snapped when an oven inside the building was pulled away from a wall. New Jersey Natural Gas shut down the building's main gas meter to allow repairs to take place, Christiano said, adding that there were no injuries. Those responding to the scene included the police and the Lake Hiawatha District 4 Fire Company.
NJNG cautions homeowners not to turn off natural gas service, even if they are evacuated.
New Jersey Natural Gas reports that crews are on standby to respond to any natural gas emergencies that arise during the Hurricane Sandy emergency. Spokesperson Renée M. Amellio said NJNG advises customers to leave their natural gas service on, even in the event of an evacuation. Customers should not attempt to turn natural gas service off at their meters. Natural gas is distributed through underground pipelines, so service should operate without interruption during the storm. Current forecasts predict Hurricane Sandy will bring tropical storm force winds to New Jersey on Monday and Tuesday, if not sooner, and there will be the potential for flooding and power outages. After severe weather, if there is a problem with your natural gas …