Gas Line Struck by PSEG at Jefferson School, West Caldwell, Monday Morning; Students Evacuated to High School
WEST CALDWELL, NJ - Monday morning at about 10:08am, PSEG struck a gas line while doing repair work. The incident happened at 85 Prospect Street, West Caldwell, directly in front of Jefferson Elementary School. By 10:13am, both West Caldwell and Caldwell Fire Departments were at the scene and, by 10:26am West Essex First Aid Squad was called for standby .
At 11:10 am, the Caldwell-West Caldwell Superintendent James Heinegg determined it was best for the school to be evacuated. Jefferson Students walked to the nearby James Caldwell High School and parents were alerted they could pick them up at their convenience from the high school.
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