Brush fire, gas leak cause traffic issues at Allenwood circle

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Wall Township Police responded to a small brush fire on Route 34 on Friday evening., closing traffic in both directions. [MARK R. SULLIVAN/THE COAST STAR]

WALL TOWNSHIP — Allenwood Circle was a traffic mess this weekend after a downed power line caused a small brush fire Friday evening followed by emergency repairs to a gas main break on Saturday and Sunday.

According to the Wall Township Police Department, the fire broke out just after 4 p.m. on Friday evening after strong wind gusts blew over a traffic light, prompting a response from the Glendola Fire Company as well as the New Jersey State Forest Fire Service who quickly extinguished the flames.  Traffic was blocked on both sides of the highway between Allaire Road and the circle after the incident.

Jersey Central Power and Lighting also responded to the scene and restored power, the police department said. By 6 p.m., the southbound lane was reopened.

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On Saturday, northbound traffic at the circle was shut down on Route 34 following a gas main break. 

Wall Police responded with New Jersey Natural Gas, New Jersey Department of Transportation and J.F. Kiely Construction responded for repairs which were completed on Sunday.

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