Menlo Park: Crews cap gas line break near train station


Menlo Park police reported at 2:49 p.m. Thursday that crews had capped a leak from a gas line damaged 45 minutes earlier near Santa Cruz Avenue and Merrill Street near the Menlo Park train station.

A construction crew hit the gas line at 2:04 p.m., and drivers were advised to stay away while repairs were underway.

People had been evacuated from nearby buildings during the incident, police said.

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Posted by Water
a resident of another community
on Sep 3, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Water is a registered user.

Did the veterinarian hospital with all its critters have to be evacuated?

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Posted by Nellie Belle
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on Sep 3, 2015 at 3:51 pm

So that's why all the delays as I passed through there, do any calls go out to residents when this kind of thing happens? I sure hope we have a plan in place so we don't have another San Bruno type incident, that's why I went through CERT training in case of any disaster.

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Posted by Roots
a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Sep 4, 2015 at 12:52 pm

No mention of tree roots being the cause of this gas line break. Or any other I've read about. Yet PG&E are still intent on cutting hundreds of them down just in case.

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Posted by Bill Wohler
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Sep 5, 2015 at 10:04 am

@Nellie Belle: There are a couple of sources.

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