Gas leak; Evacuations on 2nd Street

11/16/2009:

Buildings evacuated; heavy gas odor

Hoboken police, fire and ambulances are standing by on 2nd Street between Clinton and Grand streets due to a heavy natural gas odor. Buildings have been evacuated and PSE&G has been expedited to the scene to investigate. 2nd Street is currently closed between Willow and Grand while they work to find the source of the leak.

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Monday, November 16, 2009 10:07 pm

It’s better than looking with a lit match.

whereistheremote
whereistheremote
Monday, November 16, 2009 7:16 pm

My wife walked by the site of the leak about 45 mins ago. According to her..the construction crew working on the Lumber Yard site were looking for the leak with a flashlight. Apparently their digging might be the cause.

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Monday, November 16, 2009 7:55 pm

yikes, looking for an invisible leak using a flashlight? that makes me feel pretty confident 🙂

In response to whereistheremote who said:

My wife walked by the site of the leak about 45 mins ago. According to her..the construction crew working on the Lumber Yard site were looking for the leak with a flashlight. Apparently their digging might be the cause.

new2hoboken
new2hoboken
Monday, November 16, 2009 5:07 pm

i have a slight gas smell most of the time in the kitchen… is it “killing me softly”? or no big deal? it’s never so powerful that i can’t stand it. sometimes i don’t notice it, other times i do…

Dr.Chico
Dr.Chico
Monday, November 16, 2009 5:01 pm

Funny, or not funny – there is constantly a strong odor here, as well as the SW corner of 1st and Jefferson – informed PSE&G several times, but doesn’t seem they can solve the problem – or maybe don’t care – but any day of the week, you get that smell big-time, and it’s not from the homeless guy omiting smells of his dinner either.

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