Stockton Students Return to Campus Housing after Gas Leak Is Repaired and Service Restored

For Immediate Release


Contact:         Maryjane Briant
                        News and Media Relations Director
                        Galloway, N.J. 08205
                        (609) 652-4593

Galloway, N.J. - South Jersey Gas has repaired a gas leak in a main that was discovered last night, allowing 215 Stockton University students to return to their housing in the Housing 1-B court and Housing 5, Juniper building on the Galloway campus this afternoon.

“The area is safe and secure,” said Donald Hudson, associate vice president for Facilities & Construction at Stockton. He added that the gas company had repaired a damaged coupling to safely restore service.

Students were housed in the nearby Lakeside Lodge on campus during the night.

South Jersey Gas said in a statement that no injuries were reported and there was no impact on the facilities. The buildings were evacuated as a safety precaution.