EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Three buildings in the AtlantiCare Complex on  English Creek Avenue were evacuated Friday morning after a construction company struck a gas line. 

Buildings 600, 800 and 1000 were evacuated about 9:30 a.m. as a precaution, said Jennifer Tornetta, a spokeswoman for AtlantiCare. Staff were moved into different offices in the 10-building complex, she said. Approximately 100 people were evacuated, Tornetta said. 

The construction company was working on building a two-story, 48,000-square-foot outpatient surgery center set to open in late spring 2020.

The buildings were cleared by noon, Tornetta said. 

The Egg Harbor Township Police Department, Cardiff Volunteer Fire Company, Bargaintown Volunteer Fire Company and South Jersey Gas were on site. 

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