This is your periodic Edison Gas Main Update. Regarding the incident of November 8th, 2010.
The good news is:
This time they got to the gas main leak (Rt 1 south of 287) before it exploded.
The bad news is:
They closed down Rt 1 smack in the middle of the morning rush hour to repair it.
Route 1 does not generally look like this at 6:45 am.
Rt 1 doesn't generally look like this either. Traffic was being diverted to somewhere.
I didn't want to spend an hour in the backup to find out where traffic was being diverted to, so I made a u turn and went another way.