Toms River: Evacuations after high pressure gas line struck downtown



The following is a release from the Toms River Police Department:

UPDATE: Main Street has been reopened late this morning. 

Main Street in downtown Toms River will be closed until further notice.

A construction crew was digging and struck a high pressure gas line near 512 Main Street.

Homes and businesses in the immediate area will be evacuating as a precautionary measure.

Main Street will be shut down affecting traffic patterns in the downtown area.

Detours are being set up between Washington Street and Dayton Avenue. Please avoid the area.