Students return after gas leak forces evacuation in Atlantic City

Friday, October 20, 2017 12:29PM
Gas leak in Atlantic City: Rick Williams reports during Action News at Noon on October 20, 2017.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Students at a school in Atlantic City are being allowed back in the building after a natural gas leak forced them to evacuate.

The leak was reported around 11:30 a.m. Friday in the area of Tennessee and Adriatic avenues.

Students from the New York Avenue School were safely evacuated, and the Atlantic City Fire Department evacuating residents in the area.

No injuries were reported.

The evacuation order for the school was lifted around 12:15 p.m.

Action News is told the leak happened when a construction crew struck a gas line.

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