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Fire at Toms River Natural Gas Facility Led to Parkway Exit Closure

Photo: TRPD
Photo: TRPD
A fire at the NJ Natural Gas facility located at 322 West Water Street in the Downtown section of Toms River led to the closure of Garden State Parkway exit 82 and several local streets Sunday morning.

Toms River police and firefighters responded to the 8:45 a.m. call and discovered flames rising from several pipes on the premises, police spokesman Ralph Stocco said.

While the fire company worked to extinguish the blaze New Jersey State Police officers assisted Toms River police with closing the Garden State Parkway exit 82, Water Street and Highland Parkway, which includes the access road to the bus terminal, Stocco said. 

Traffic was affected for approximately 90 minutes until the scene was cleared.

There was no immediate word on how the fire started.
suz May 04, 2014 at 02:53 PM
Wow...scary!
OpticianAndy May 04, 2014 at 04:31 PM
I HAVE NTURAL GAS
Backtwo May 04, 2014 at 07:04 PM
Thought it was Exit 81
Mark D May 05, 2014 at 08:02 AM
Think they meant exit 81, not 82.
grace May 05, 2014 at 08:26 AM
if you live here you know the exit..hey 81 82 one of them lol

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