A gas leak on Willow Road in Menlo Park was capped this afternoon and the road has been partially reopened, fire and utility officials said.
The leak was reported at 12:24 p.m. in the area of 1350 Willow Road near Ivy Drive. It involved a 1-inch plastic service line and the leak was capped at 2:34 p.m., PG&E spokesman J.D. Guidi said.
Eastbound Willow Road has reopened.
One lane for westbound traffic on Willow Road remained closed for roadway repairs.
Preliminary reports indicate the cause of the leak was an unseen gas line that was struck by a telecommunications company running fiber optic lines in a horizontal boring operation, fire officials said.
Nearby Mid-Peninsula High School, located at 1340 Willow Road, was ordered to shelter in place as a result of the leak. The campus was already mostly empty because students were at various local organizations as part of the school's Community Service Day, a school employee said.
Parents were told to pick up students at the Facebook campus entrance on Chilco Street during the road closure.
Crews were expected to finish the repairs in the area by around 4 p.m., according to Guidi.