UPDATE as of 9:00am
NJ Natural Gas arrived on scene at 8:50am and quickly contained the leak to the immediate area of Lewis St between Sylvan Blvd and Bertan Ave. The gas line on this roadway is higher than usual and it was struck and damaged by CW Miller who was doing paving resurfacing work to the roadway. The gas line was a service line for a house and the homes immediately surrounding were evacuated. NJ Natural Gas has stated that no further evacuation is needed; however, Locust Ave is still closed to traffic so the gas company can work on the repairs. Howell Fire Company is still on scene and no injuries were reported.