Bad gas at N.J. station may have been contaminated by heavy rain

By john.wallace

ome reported smoking and vibrating engines shortly after gassing up at the Wanamassa Sunoco on Route 35 at Sunset Avenue in Ocean Township, authorities said.

"We believe that this is an isolated incident and the recent heavy rains may have been a contributing factor in this situation," Jeamy Molina, a Sunoco spokeswoman in Dallas, Texas, said Friday.

A sample taken Thursday from a 5,000-gallon underground tank "revealed a significant amount of water in the gasoline," said Township Police Lt. Timothy R. Torchia.

The gas station was closed while state and local officials investigate the cause, Torchia said.

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