CNN’s Randi Kaye has a report tonight on the ticking time bomb along parts of the Jersey Shore - natural gas lines broken after Superstorm Sandy and leaking gas.
The Mayor of Matoloking, New Jersey shut down the town today due to the danger. From Point Pleasant Beach to Seaside Park, and even further south on Long Beach Island, they’re in crisis mode dealing with the natural gas leak. In many of the towns there is a strong gas smell, and survivors fear their neighborhood might explode.
New Jersey Natural Gas has responded to 1,300 gas leaks. The work is dangerous and tedious. Randi will show you how crews have been digging in the sand in a desperate search for some of the trouble areas. Gas crews have started to turn the system off, but it must be done a certain way. Randi will have the latest developments.
In New Jersey and New York, there are also long lines for gasoline or no gas stations open for millions who want to fill their cars after Sandy.
“We’re working with the oil companies and the folks at the power companies to get our pipelines and our refineries back up,” New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said today at a news conference.
“It’s more of a power issue, than a supply issue,” he added. Many gas stations are closed with no electricity to keep the pumps going.
“I don’t think you’ll see a gas shortage once the power goes back on,” Christie said. But when will that happen? We’ll have new details on that front as well tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.
UPDATE Watch Randi Kaye's report:
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