Strange noises emanating from a trash receptacle prompts a brief evacuation of the Ocean County College campus in Toms River this afternoon. Investigators were undoubtedly relieved, and puzzled, to find out what it was.
We're still in the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane season as the calendar turns to October this weekend, and Monmouth County officials unveiled a first of it's kind evacuation plan called "Know Your Zone" to educate locals on the zone they live in ahead of a severe storm.
Construction crews struck a gas line this morning while working at Jackson Town Hall, prompting an evacuation of the building and an earlier closure of Don Connor Boulevard and West Veterans Highway, according to Township Police. The roads have been reopened, but Town Hall remains closed.