Atherton: Gas line ruptured

A construction crew digging in an Atherton neighborhood ruptured a gas line this afternoon (March 28), a PG&E spokesman said.

PG&E was notified at 12:34 p.m. that the crew had hit a three-quarter-inch gas line on Oak Grove Avenue and Toyon Road, PG&E spokesman Jason King said.

The construction crew pinched off the line and stopped the flow of gas before PG&E crews arrived at 12:48 p.m., King said.

PG&E workers took steps to make sure the gas was vented safely and is now making repairs, King said. He said that one customer's gas service was affected and that gas will remain off until repairs are completed at about 3:30 p.m.

King said it appears the crew did not call 811 to check where the underground gas lines in the neighborhood are.

He said that it is important for anyone digging, no matter how large or small the project, to call and check for gas lines to prevent any risks to life or property.

— Bay City News Service


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