Dozens of homes have reportedly been evacuated by Brick Township Police who announced that it is due to a gas leak in the Lake Riviera section specifically in the areas of Tennessee and Vermont Drives this afternoon.

Brick Police are on the scene alongside New Jersey Natural Gas and have asked residents to leave the area and come back when another alert is issued.

"Please avoid the area, and yield to emergency vehicles and first responders," the statement from Brick Police reads.

NBC-4 in New York reported about 50 homes being evacuated today along with a homeowner smelling the gas.

The Brick section of The Patch has reported officials have located the leak and are currently making repairs in the affected areas while gas remains shut off in the interim.

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