Snow plow breaks gas line near Bayonne mall

BAYONNE — Just before noon on Feb. 2, the Bayonne Fire Department responded to Bayonne Crossing Mall on Route 440 on the report of a severed gas line at a construction site about 75 feet from the newly opened Longhorn Steakhouse.
“A company snowplow, reportedly operated by Haag Construction, apparently hit the gas line, and was found positioned just above the leak,” said Fire Chief Greg Rogers. “The driver reportedly fled the vehicle, for safety sake, after shutting the truck down.”
Fire Companies cordoned off the area, and evacuated about 30 people from the Longhorn Steakhouse as a precaution. PSEG stopped the gas leak by remotely closing a supply valve at about 12:30 p.m.

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