Scene cleared in Atlantic City after gas main break

February 9, 2012 12:14:07 PM PST
A half-dozen homes were evacuated in Atlantic City after a gas main break on Thursday morning.

Authorities say it all began around 10:55 a.m. when a private contractor struck a gas line near the intersection of Melrose Avenue and North Connecticut Avenue.

The homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Authorities on the scene did not know the size of the main break, but said the scene was cleared in about an hour.