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New Jersey Natural Gas


01/11/2013 - For Immediate Release

New Jersey Natural Gas today provided the following update of our restoration of the storm-damaged portions of our system:

This week, we made 978 meters ready for natural gas, 572 of which are on the Seaside peninsula. 

In the areas of the peninsula where we can safely restore service, we have rebuilt all available meters. We continue to repair the portions of our system that serve the more heavily damaged side streets where main or services were retired for safety reasons.  This week, we re-pressurized 5,100 feet of main in the Broad Avenue area of Chadwick Beach; 3,000 feet of main in the Marshmallow Avenue area of Normandy Beach; 2,700 feet of main in the Harding and Coolidge Avenue areas of Ortley Beach; 4,100 feet of main in the Tunney Avenue of Ortley Beach and the Hiering Avenue area of Seaside Heights; 3,500 feet of main in the East Lavallette area; and 550 feet of main on East Plover Way in Ocean Beach.

We have completed, or expect to complete repairs and re-pressurize the following damaged side streets by the following dates:

Streets Municipality or Area Tentative Date for Re-Pressurization
Baltimore, Elizabeth, Princeton, Bay Lavallette Complete
Bergen, North and South Lagoon, Channel Mantoloking Complete
Sailfish, Dawn Normandy Beach Complete
Broad, Ellison, Normandy, Arrow, 7th, Lake Chadwick Beach Complete
Marshmallow, North Lagoon, Hayes, Jacobsen Normandy Beach Complete
Harding, Coolidge Ortley Beach Complete
Ocean Terrace Seaside Heights Complete
Bay, Arnold, Tunney, Heiring, Bayside Ortley Beach Complete
Faber Lane Mantoloking Complete
Trenton, Newark, Elizabeth Lavallette Complete  Baltimore to boardwalk
East Plover Ocean Beach Complete
West Central Avenue (Route 35) Chadwick Beach Complete  Norman to 4th
O Street Seaside Park Complete
Princeton/Jersey City/New Jersey/Brooklyn Lavallette 1/15    Ocean street ends      
K Street Seaside Park 1/17
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, Ocean Terrace Normandy Beach 1/17    East of Route 35
Barnegat Lane Mantoloking 1/18    Bergen to Herbert
East Avenue Mantoloking 1/18    Newman to Lyman
8th, from Baltimore to Bay and Richmond Ortley Beach 1/18
4th and Dellmuth, from Washington to Bay Ortley Beach 1/18
Tarpon, Dolphin, Marlin, Albacore, Holiday, Dune, Surf Ortley Beach 1/19
Heiring/Colony Seaside Heights 1/22
West Kupper, Baytree, West Marion, Rte. 35 South Normandy Beach TBD
East Kupper, Neptune, Georgian, Deauville, Jeanette, 9th, Sunset Normandy Beach TBD
Sea View Road, Ocean Road Ocean Beach TBD    Oceanfront
Albertson Street Mantoloking TBD    Runyon to the bay
Harding Avenue north to Dover; east of Route 35 South Ortley Beach TBD
3rd, from Railway to Bay; Shuster, from Washington to Bay; Washington, from 3rd to 2nd Ortley Beach TBD
7th Avenue, from Route 35 North to Oceanfront Ortley Beach TBD

After a street is successfully re-pressurized, it will take two to three days to re-establish the meters and service lines on that street. Once your meter work has been completed, you should see a tag on your meter, which indicates that your home or business has natural gas to its meter. As soon as you see the tag, and your home or business has electricity and is habitable and occupied, then you may have your own qualified technician determine that your natural gas system and equipment are safe for use, and turn on your natural gas service.

Updates on our schedule and progress are available at

Federal, New Jersey and local safety codes prohibit tampering with natural gas meters and service lines. Even if natural gas service has not yet been restored to your area, this could significantly hamper efforts to restore service.

If you smell an odor of natural gas, leave the building immediately. Do not light matches, touch electrical switches or appliances, or use your telephone. From a safe location, customers should notify us of all gas leaks immediately at 800-GAS-LEAK.

Please remember that at least three business days prior to outdoor construction or digging, contractors and property owners – whoever is excavating – must call New Jersey One Call at 811 or 800-272-1000 and take the following steps:

  • Wait for the site to be marked with paint, flags or stakes. Yellow indicates the presence of underground natural gas lines.
  • Respect the marks and dig with care.
  • Hand dig only (no mechanized equipment) within two feet of buried piping and facilities.
  • Be mindful that inclement weather may wash away the painted markings.

For additional information, visit our Hurricane Sandy Resource Center at


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