News & Notes: Public Safety, Fire Department, PSE&G respond to gas leak at construction site| Sep 15, 2014
The University's Department of Public Safety, the Princeton Fire Department and the Public Service Electric and Gas Company responded to a gas leak at the Lakeside Graduate Housing construction siteMondaymorning, according to Planet Princeton.
A backhoe, a type of construction vehicle, had struck a gas line at about8:06 a.m.Construction workers were then evacuated from the area, and the gas line was shut off at8:24 a.m.
There were no injuries, according to officials present.
A two-bedroom apartment at Lakeside will cost$1,546 per month, as opposed to$1,179at the Butler Apartments that are slated for demolition. Former Dean of the Graduate School William Russel said in a December 2013 letter to the editor to The Daily Princetonian that the Lakeside housing will have better living conditions and less frequent need for repairs than the housing at the Butler Apartments.