July 23, 2016

Partly sunny

Gas leak closes portion of state Route 162

State Route 162, between state Route 57 and state Route 3, was closed to through traffic this afternoon after a resident accidentally hit and broke a natural gas line with a riding mower, according to Montville Township police.

The incident happened about 11:30 a.m. between Highland Green Drive and state Route 57. Local traffic is permitted on state Route 162 west of that area.

No one was injured, but it could take workers until 6 p.m. to fix the leak, police said.

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